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New program aims to level the playing field for youth with disabilities

September 3, 2019

Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Morgan Cathcart said taking part in active play as a part-time wheelchair…
Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children

April 30, 2019

A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and…
Seeing through a Robot’s Eyes Helps Those with Profound Motor Impairments

March 20, 2019

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid…
Race to market self-driving cars leaving people with disabilities behind

March 5, 2019

People with disabilities, seniors and children could be left on the curb if the designs of self-driving vehicles…
New Tools to Help Women with Physical Disabilities Make Decisions about Pregnancy

February 1, 2019

Becoming a mother is often a very personal decision for a woman. “For a woman with a physical…
Hyundai created a system to help hearing-impaired drivers (Video)

January 11, 2019

Everyone wants to be mobile and independent. Cars are great tools for that, but some people encounter some…
Major investment to fund Fragile X Research

November 13, 2018

Professor Simon Ward, Director of the Medicines Discovery Institute at Cardiff University, said: “Fragile X syndrome is the…
Childhood obesity major risk factor for serious hip disease

October 25, 2018

New research suggests that rising childhood obesity rates are causing more adolescents to develop a debilitating hip disease…
New medical devices help doctors with disabilities

April 20, 2018

Instead of using a traditional stethoscope or otoscope to examine a patient, one physician-in-training at the University of…
Don’t take back pain lying down

March 27, 2018

New University of Alberta research is putting some kinks in assumptions about treating low back pain. While it…
New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more options

May 25, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in…
“Hand area” in the brain learns to support other tasks when person does not have one limb

April 22, 2017

It is not uncommon to see a person without one limb. Although in many cases it is a…
Wheelchair-friendly Tiny House

February 23, 2017

For disabled person in average family isn’t very easy to get around at home. Vermont-based Wheel Pad has designed…
Differences persist between older blacks, whites in years lived without disability

August 10, 2016

Over three decades, the gap has remained steady between older blacks and whites in the expected number of…
For older married men facing disability, nagging may be a plus

July 22, 2016

The familiar adage “happy wife, happy life” may not be so simple for older men facing health challenges,…
Mercedes-Benz Vans offers people with restricted mobility tailor-made solutions

October 27, 2015

Driving a van is usually associated with work or a big family. However, there is a category of…
Play your way to improved health

August 7, 2015

This is not the story of an idea that arrived like a bolt from the blue. Instead, it…
Children with disabilities can make competent witnesses

April 20, 2015

Children with mild levels of intellectual disability can describe their experiences as well as typically developing children of…
Program reduces bullying by students with disabilities, study finds

April 1, 2015

Bullying perpetration decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period among youths with disabilities who participated in a…
Adaptive technologies designed by and for people with disabilities

March 4, 2015

The best adaptive technologies are designed by, not for, people with disabilities, says Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, senior vice…
Rare-disease research by Yale authors provides broad insights

February 18, 2015

Research into rare conditions, such as Gaucher disease (GD), can be challenging and often under-recognized. Two new studies…
Cognitive scientists use ‘I spy’ to show spoken language helps direct children’s eyes

April 18, 2014

A 3-year-old participant searches for objects on a screen with and without a spoken word preceding her search.…
ICL showcases students’ designs for supporting athletes with disabilities

February 13, 2014

Engineering students’ innovative designs for Paralympic sporting equipment are on display this week in an exhibition on the…
Mind-controlled quadcopter demonstrates new possibilities for people who are paralyzed

February 11, 2014

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the…
Patient in ‘vegetative state’ not just aware, but paying attention

November 1, 2013

Research raises possibility of devices in the future to help some patients in a vegetative state interact with…
Of Dogs and Disabilities

September 30, 2013

The new documentary Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancementexplores the difficult relationship of human enhancement and the disability movement.…
Assistive wheelchair tray could help people with disabilities use iPads, other mobile devices more easily

August 20, 2013

“RoboDesk,” a motorized wheelchair tray, could provide people with disabilities with an efficient and easy-to-use method to more…
Greater convenience and safety for wheelchair users

June 6, 2013

With modern communication aids, users of electric powered wheelchairs can operate a PC and cellphone without human assistance.…
Computer game trains ability to distinguish sounds

April 18, 2013

Language impairment in children is defined as language problems that are not due to hearing difficulties. Children with…
Student Team Wins an International da Vinci Award for ‘MonoMano’ Cycling Control System

April 16, 2013

A student team from the University of Rochester has received an international honor for its innovative approach to…
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