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40 Assistive Technology Innovations

From Disability-Conscious Cookware to Inclusive Dating Apps

— October 24, 2017 — Lifestyle
These assistive technology innovations range from disability-conscious cookware to inclusive dating apps like 'Glimmer' -- a platform that provides users with a safe space to disclose their disability while connecting with like-minded individuals.

When it comes to innovations in the world of mobility, securely balanced wheelchairs and rehabilitative adult e-tricycles are changing the way those with physical limitations experience movement. While examples like the 'Scewo' wheelchair make the process of climbing stairs or elevating to grab hard-to-reach objects an easy feat for users, the 'CERO E-Tricycle' is designed for those suffering from spinal injuries and other similar conditions. In addition to helping with mobility, the three-wheeler also allows riders to work out their legs, despite of limitations with movement.

Additionally, autism-specific smart glasses, automated home decor accessories, and braille art exhibits help make the lives of users easier by relying on hands-free and voice-activated technology to work.
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Subway Access Apps
Subway Access Apps
The Wheely App is an Accessible Guide to New York's Subway System
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Crowdsourced Wheelchair Accessibility Maps
Crowdsourced Wheelchair Accessibility Maps
Google Maps Now Tells Users About Accessibility
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Wearable Navigation Systems
Wearable Navigation Systems
This Wearable Device Can Guide People with Visual Impairments
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Accessible Accommodation Sites
Accessible Accommodation Sites
Accomable Helps You Find Disability-Friendly Accommodations
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Diverse Console Avatars
Diverse Console Avatars
The New Xbox Live Avatars are More Diverse Than Ever
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Wheelchair Gaming Avatars
Wheelchair Gaming Avatars
The Xbox Avatars are Expanding with Better Disability Representation
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Sound Navigation Devices
Sound Navigation Devices
The 'Echo' Helps Individuals with Visual Impairments in Their Daily Lives
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Humanoid Sign Language Robots
Humanoid Sign Language Robots
This 3D-Printed Robotic Arm Can Convert Text to Sign Language
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Braille Learning Kits
Braille Learning Kits
'The Read Read' Teaches Blind People to Read Braille Without an Instructor
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Object-Recognizing Impairment Aids
Object-Recognizing Impairment Aids
iDentifi Audibly Describes Objects for Visually Impaired People
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Object-Detecting Canes
Object-Detecting Canes
The 'mySmartCane' Walking Stick Guides the Visually Impaired
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Conceptual Colorblindness Apps
Conceptual Colorblindness Apps
'Colorblindness App' Codes Shades for Those Unable to See Them
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Assistive Smart Piano Systems
Assistive Smart Piano Systems
The One Piano Strip Offers Portable Piano Learning Help
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Narrative Visual Impairment Apps
Narrative Visual Impairment Apps
Microsoft's 'Seeing AI' Can Narrate the World Around You
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Confectionery Braille Billboards
Confectionery Braille Billboards
Maltesers' World Braille Day Ad Normalizes Disability in Ads
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Disability Awareness Ads
Disability Awareness Ads
This Accessible Campaign Will Be Shown During the Paralympic Games
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Sign Language-Converting Gloves
Sign Language-Converting Gloves
Language of Glove is a Low-Cost Alternative to Similar Innovations
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Real-Time Braille Translators
Real-Time Braille Translators
'Team Tactile' Has Created a Device for Translating Text to Braille
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Customizable Adaptive Toys
Customizable Adaptive Toys
The UNF Adaptive Toy Project Designs Cars for Disabled Children
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Wheelchair-Sharing Networks
Wheelchair-Sharing Networks
WHILL's WeDrive Service Connects People in Need of Personal Mobility
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Translating Smart Gloves
Translating Smart Gloves
These Smart Gloves Translate Hand Gestures into Text
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Inclusive Dating Apps
Inclusive Dating Apps
Glimmer is an Easy to Use Disability Dating Platform for Mobile Devices
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Connected Walking Canes
Connected Walking Canes
The Hanger Blind Concept Cane Lets Users Know When it's Safe to Cross
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Accessible Art Galleries
Accessible Art Galleries
Tangled Art Gallery Highlights the Works of Disabled Artists
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Obstacle-Sensing Wearables
Obstacle-Sensing Wearables
Guidesense Relays Obstacles to the Blind Through Haptic Feedback
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Inclusive Children's Cartoons
Inclusive Children's Cartoons
'Team Supreme' is a Comic Empowering Children with Disabilities
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Modernized Stair-Climbing Wheelchairs
Modernized Stair-Climbing Wheelchairs
The Wheelchair Q5 Tackles Stairs and Rugged Terrain
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Visual Impairment Keyboards
Visual Impairment Keyboards
The 'Braille Book' Keyboard is Texturally Enhanced for Simple Use
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Autism-Specific Smart Glasses
Autism-Specific Smart Glasses
The Brain Power Autism System Has Gamified Life Skills Training
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Rentable Stroke Rehabilitation Gloves
Rentable Stroke Rehabilitation Gloves
The RAPAEL Smart Glove System Will Be Unveiled at CES 2017
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Assistive Elderly Toilet Seats
Assistive Elderly Toilet Seats
The 'Uppie' Toilet Seat Lifts Elderly Adults Off of the Thrown
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Rehabilitative Adult E-Tricycles
Rehabilitative Adult E-Tricycles
The CERO E-Tricycle is for Adults with Various Medical Conditions
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Voice-Controlled Curtain Systems
Voice-Controlled Curtain Systems
The 'Brunt Blind Engine' Can Be Controlled Through Amazon's Alexa
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Paraplegic Fitness Systems
Paraplegic Fitness Systems
The 'OLYMPIA' Upper Body Workout System is for Wheelchair Athletes
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Accessible Hotel Room Concepts
Accessible Hotel Room Concepts
The 'AllGo' New Hotel Rooms Can Change to Different Guest Needs
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Arm-Powered Wheelchair Tricycles
Arm-Powered Wheelchair Tricycles
The 'H.A.N.D.I.' Wheelchair Bike Enhances Mobility Capabilities
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Securely Balanced Wheelchairs
Securely Balanced Wheelchairs
The 'Scewo' Accessible Wheelchair Climbs Stairs and Elevates
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Texturized Braille Phone Designs
Texturized Braille Phone Designs
The 'Textura' Phone Turns Information into Tactile Bumps
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Disability-Conscious Cookware
Disability-Conscious Cookware
The 'Oneware' Series Makes Cooking a One-Handed Task
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Mobility-Enhancing Scooters
Mobility-Enhancing Scooters
The PriestmanGoode Scooter Reduces Mobility Issues in the Elderly
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