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“Game-changing” robotic arm could help paediatric wheelchair users easily perform daily tasks

“Game-changing” robotic arm could help paediatric wheelchair users easily perform daily tasks

An innovative new research project has begun that aims to create an affordable wheelchair-mounted robotic arm to help paediatric wheelchair users easily perform daily tasks, such as eating and drinking. Technology giant Intel and multinational…

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New Research Finds Two Drugs That Can Possibly Stop Macular Degeneration From Spreading

New Research Finds Two Drugs That Can Possibly Stop Macular Degeneration From Spreading

Today, there is no approved drug in the market that stops or prevents macular degeneration in older people. That  is most likely going to change in the future, looking at a research going on in the…

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University student creates daily living aid to help dementia patients be more independent 

University student creates daily living aid to help dementia patients be more independent 

A student from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has designed a helpful daily living aid to support people with early to mid-stages of dementia so they can become more self-sufficient. Activity Aid allows a loved one…

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Innovative smart powerchair device to enable wheelchairs to “see” their environment 

Innovative smart powerchair device to enable wheelchairs to “see” their environment 

US-based LUCI, a company which specialises in modern mobility solutions, has released a pioneering new powered wheelchair device, also called LUCI, which enables powerchairs to “see” their environment. LUCI is a unique hardware and software platform…

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Futuristic self-driving mobility service trialled at railway station in Tokyo 

Futuristic self-driving mobility service trialled at railway station in Tokyo 

Panasonic is trialling an innovative Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) model at the Takanawa Gateway Station in Tokyo, Japan, which uses the WHILL powerchair with autonomous tracking to transport people freely around the station. The new self-driving service…

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MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research 

MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research 

How can we train self-driving vehicles to have a deeper awareness of the world around them? Can computers learn from past experiences to recognize future patterns that can help them safely navigate new and unpredictable…

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Showing robots how to do your chores

Showing robots how to do your chores

By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table. Training interactive robots may one day be an easy job for everyone, even those without programming expertise. Roboticists are developing automated…

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Fireflies helps companies get more out of meetings

Fireflies helps companies get more out of meetings

Startup makes meeting data searchable and shareable, and automates data entry into workplace apps. Many decisions are made and details sorted out in a productive business meeting. But in order for that meeting to translate…

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New App To Help Informal Carers Access Support During COVID-19 Outbreak

New App To Help Informal Carers Access Support During COVID-19 Outbreak

Mobile app developer Vidatec is working on a new platform that will support informal carers during the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which is headquartered in Stirling, has partnered with the University of Stirling on a…

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APPGAT launches new commission into assistive tech and inclusive employment

APPGAT launches new commission into assistive tech and inclusive employment

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT) has launched a new commission into assistive technology and transitions into employment, with a goal of ensuring that the UK takes advantage of technology to support disabled…

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