Our team conducted a search online and found the following cool technologies to help people with disabilities:
- Liftware– a self-stabilizing handle on which you can attach an eating utensil like a fork or spoon. This is very helpful for people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease because it causes hand tremors. Below is a video of people testing out Liftware.
- Robotic Arm– a lightweight arm created by DEKA for people that have their arm/arms amputated. It is said that the results of the arm were amazing– it was so precise that it could even “peel a grape.” The following is a short clip of the robotic arm:
- Stair-Climbing Wheelchair (ibot DEKA)– the motorized wheelchair is great because it saves embarrassment of the disabled person of being lifted up the stairs. However, this technology is currently not in the market. The wheelchair is being improved with 15 years’ worth of technology and Toyota is supporting the minds behind this creation. Below is a video of the amazing stair-climbing wheelchair. It actually works!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWMNv6bHM7o
- Helping Hand Arthri Grip Pro Reacher– allows people to grab things that they cannot reach if they are in a wheelchair or if they are in too much pain to grab something (arthritis). Please click here for more information.
- Head Wands– a device that is strapped to the person’s head and has a stick that is attached to the head piece. The stick is used to type keys on a keyboard. This is usually for people who have trouble moving their limbs but are still able to move their head (someone with cerebral palsy). Please click here for more information.
- Others– prosthetic devices, wheelchairs, scooters, canes, and rollators (walkers).