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How Artificial Intelligence is Improving Assistive Technology

By Matthew Lynch (The Tech Edvocate) The advances in technology could mean more for society than just new educational technology and virtual reality video games. People with disabilities are finding innovative ways to put artificial intelligence to work with their current conditions. As the science improves, assistive technology will continue producing new and improved platforms […]

Assistive tech is progressing faster than ever, and these 7 devices prove it

By Luke Dormehl (Digital Trends) As much as we love our shiny new iPhone X, when it comes to technology that really changes people’s lives, very little compares to tech that’s designed to help disabled people lead fuller, more active, more independent, or simply more dignified lives. Thanks to advances in robotics, materials engineering, artificial […]

Robots Bring the Class to the Student

By Michael Gagne, District Administration These days, McKenna Smith is back in the classroom. She’s a high school student in Missouri’s Nixa Public Schools, but had been unable to attend classes since elementary school because of chemotherapy treatment. But Smith didn’t miss as much interaction with teachers and classmates as she could have because she […]

Breakthroughs in the Use of Wearable Technology for Workers’ Compensation

When a paralyzed mother crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile London Marathon in a bionic suit, it marked a watershed moment for wearable technology; the exoskeleton had arrived. The recent FDA approval of the exoskeleton, which enables paraplegics, amputees and people with muscle or nerve damage to walk, is the latest milestone in the […]

3D printing of prosthetics

Check out this cool video of 3D printing of prosthetics! The company is Open Bionics and is based in the UK. They’re hoping to have their products on the market in 2016.  https://www.facebook.com/Vocativ/videos/vb.368307893181452/1064617516883816/?type=2&theater

Researchers Determine How the Brain Controls Robotic Grasping Tools

Findings could lead to assistive technologies benefitting the disabled. Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Grasping an object involves a complex network of brain functions. First, visual cues are processed in specialized areas of the brain. Then, other areas of the brain use these signals to control the hands to reach for and […]