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An opportunity for tech people to help those with disabilities
TOM is a non-profit organization that hosts Makeathons to inspire people with tech abilities to help people with disabilities who are challenged in their everyday lives. The Makeathons are 72-hour events that are held to meet a ?call for challenge? and a ?call for talent? and are planned months in advance. Organised and run by volunteers, the Makeathons use open source design and coding to create new, customised and practical solutions, that are a direct response to personal needs. www.tomglobal.org
26 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
 
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A way for blind people to see
In a world-first, surgeons have implanted a visual stimulator chip in the brain of a 30-year-old woman. The patient, who has been totally blind for seven years, saw coloured flashes, lines and spots when signals were sent to her brain from a computer. Her doctors are now planning to send footage from a tiny video camera to the brain, which could provide the world's first bionic eye and restore sight to millions. The technology bypasses the eyes, meaning it has the potential to restore sight even to those who have lost an eye or become blinded by cancer. http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/arts/325793-worlds-first-bionic-eye-to-give-blind-chance-of-seeing-again.html
24 August 2017 by idealist
 
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A home made toddler's wheelchair
A dad in Alberta Canada made this wheelchair for their one year old daughter Evelyn, at much less cost than anything he could buy, and now she's mobile! http://ardoohoists.com/news/parents-build-ingenious-homemade-wheelchair-paralyzed-toddler/
24 August 2017 by oliver
 
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Volunteer help for people with disabilities
A platform, started in Estonia, to connect people with disabilities with volunteers who are ready to help them. www.helpific.com
23 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
 
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New website for mobility-impaired globetrotters launched in Australia
International travel is set to become easier for people with limited mobility, vision impairment or hearing loss who find it difficult to venture overseas. www.getaboutable.com
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
 
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A belt that helps blind people navigate
This belt interacts with an app. You enter where you want to go on the app and vibrations on the belt help direct you there. www.feelspace.de
22 August 2017 by Lynn Wood
 
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