History UsefulNotes / AssistiveTechnology

12th Sep '13 6:17:26 AM Sydney2013
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High-tech assistive technology is exactly what you think it is. Those fancy mechanics (requiring lots of skill to design and implement) that you often see on science channels are built into machines that help PWDs with their daily lives. Some examples of high-tech ATs include computers that move the cursor solely by eye movement (perfect for those affected by paralysis) and specially-created software that utilises voice recognition, visual cues and other such devices to help complete daily tasks ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT2pJrArbWs such as these devices]] used in a classroom).
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High-tech assistive technology is exactly what you think it is. Those fancy mechanics (requiring lots of skill to design and implement) that you often see on science channels are built into machines that help PWDs with their daily lives. Some examples of high-tech ATs include computers that move the cursor solely by eye movement (perfect for those affected by paralysis) and specially-created software that utilises voice recognition, visual cues and other such devices to help complete daily tasks ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT2pJrArbWs such as these devices]] used in a classroom). classroom). At the very highest end of the spectrum, you have powered exoskeletons [[http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/health/exoskeleton-paralysis--206359741.html like these]] that allow totally paralyzed people to walk again, at least to some degree.
10th May '13 12:01:07 PM aurora369
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Currently, a whole new set of assistive technology is in the process of development and testing, one right from the trope "WeCanRebuildHim". Things like neurally-controlled artificial limbs, camera-like artificial eyes and exoskeletons that help overcome paralysis already exist, but are still very expensive and not mass-produced, so this article will focus on the more mundane devices.
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