• Assistive Technology

    Tactile Printer for Persons with Visual Impairment

    Since it is printed by foaming of a special capsule paper using a thermal printing method, it is small, quiet, and achieves a very high-quality finish compared to the conventional embossed method which makes braille by piling up from the rear side of the paper by a needle. You don’t need any special software. You… Continue Reading »

    Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

    The second M-Enabling Forum Europe will take place on September 19, 2019 parallel to REHACARE in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf. EJ Krause & Associates, Inc. and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technology, are jointly organizing the international conference with accompanying exhibition.           Representatives of stakeholders, government… Continue Reading »

    New Report: How Assistive Technology Can Support and Transform the Social Care Sector

    Learning disability charity Hft has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare, a specialist in connected healthcare solutions, to release a new report on how assistive technology can support and transform the social care sector. The report looks at the untapped potential of assistive technology and how it can support disabled people, increase independence and free up carers… Continue Reading »

    Braille Books Get a Software Boost

    A new software developed by Bengaluru students will completely change the way visually challenged students access maps and images in Braille books. ‘Soft-Braille’ — a software developed by the faculty and students of information science and engineering department of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has made it easier to print images and maps on common Braille… Continue Reading »

    Assistive Tech Accelerator Programme Open for Applications

    Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide advanced business and technical support to accelerate… Continue Reading »

    Disability Inclusion Startups in India to Get Funding for Innovation

    The figures are alarming! India has anywhere between 4-8 crore disabled individuals, which is one in 12 households. Many disabled kids don’t attend school and disabled adults don’t go to work owing to their impairments. Due to low literacy levels, social stigma and lack of opportunities, many face exclusion from society. Rising to the situation,… Continue Reading »

    South Korea Focuses on Developing Robotic Healthcare

    The Ministry of Health and Welfare has secured 1.3 billion won ($1.1 million) for developing care robots for the elderly and disabled, the ministry said Monday. The ministry-affiliated National Rehabilitation Center held a care robot symposium Monday in the Gangbuk district of Seoul, ahead of the launch of the care robot research and development project.… Continue Reading »

    Haptic-feedback Clothing Designed to Guide the Persons with Disabilities

    Haptic signing is a process in which a hearing, sighted person conveys information to a deaf and blind individual by touching their back or other parts of their body. It’s effective, but what happens if the deafblind person wants to be more independent? Well, new haptic-feedback clothing could help. The technology is being developed via… Continue Reading »

    Swedish Furniture Manufacturer Joins with Physiotherapists to Launch New Range for Persons with Disabilities

    IKEA has announced the launch of new products to its OMTÄNKSAM range, aiming to give people with disabilities greater independence through comfort, function and safety at home. OMTÄNKSAM means “thoughtful” in Swedish and encompasses the idea of care that the products bring. The new range is due for global launch in May 2020 and is… Continue Reading »