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The right trousers
Robo-trousers that help people stand up, walk upstairs and get out and about are being designed by British scientists in a government-funded scheme to help the elderly and disabled stay mobile. The University of Bristol is developing "smart trousers" with artificial muscles which give frail people bionic strength so they can live independently for longer. The muscles are air-filled bubbles of plastic that can raise a leg from a seated to a standing position. The project has been dubbed "The Right Trousers" in reference to The Wrong Trousers, the Wallace and Gromit animation in which Wallace constructs a pair of calamitous cyber slacks. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/11/the-right-trousers-wallace-and-gromit-mobility-aid-
21st September 2018 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(7 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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A new way for deaf people to communicate
Connect by BeWarned is a new app for people who are deaf or hard of hearing that converts speech into text and vice versa. People can talk to you and you can see what they're saying on your phone.?https://youtu.be/1oS3M3AiQQY
29th August 2018 by sandy 0 Comments
(8 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)
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A crutch that lets you use your hands
Crutches can hurt your hands, wrists and underarms and make it hard to walk. They can also make it difficult to do everyday tasks because you don?t have use of your hands or arms and navigating stairs on them can be dangerous. ?The iWALK2.0 is an award winning alternative for injuries below the knee. http://iwalk-free.com/
20th May 2018 by angel 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Smart glasses that help blind people ?see?
Aira is video-equipped smart glasses, a smartphone app and one-button access to a network of trained professional agents. You get immediate assistance for almost anything you want to do without a sighted person nearby. The system uses augmented reality to enhance your everyday experience. One of the most requested services among Aira?s customers is medication recognition. As a result, AT&T is currently helping develop a recognition solution using Aira?s new AI platform, to correctly identify prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. https://aira.io/
10th May 2018 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(7 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)

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4th January 2018 by Donna 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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A social robot that helps autistic adults find work
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have built Alyx, a robot that teaches autistic people to recognise social cues. Learning to identify and process these facial expressions is critical to workplace interactions. The team plans to turn the Alyx prototype into a full-bodied, autonomous version, operating in a mock workplace, with clinical trials then planned. http://www.straitstimes.com/world/social-robot-could-help-autistic-adults-find-work
31st December 2017 by emma 0 Comments
(3 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)