New Ways Technology Is Helping Physically Handicapped People

Technology runs everything, and it doesn't forget to help the people who need it the most...

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Technology runs everything, and it doesn’t forget to help the people who need it the most. Nearly one billion people, or 15 percent of the world’s population, live with disabilities and face different challenges every day. Assistive technology is a great way to improve their lives.

With the help of technology, they can live on their own and have a better quality of life. Assistive technology has changed the lives of people with many kinds of disabilities, from smart glasses to electric wheelchairs that drive themselves to canes that use AI to keep blind people safe. Continue reading to learn more.

Adaptive Keyboards

A number of keyboards are made to fit the needs of people with different kinds of disabilities. Some keyboards have higher than usual keys so people can find them quickly. The raised keys make it easier to type without making mistakes.

People who can’t see can use keyboards that look like braille keyboards. They know how to be comfortable, work quickly and accurately, and avoid problems like strain. Helpful technology is working on making smart keyboards with smart finger sensors.

One Button Computers 

Using modern technology can be very hard for people with disabilities and older people. So, No Isolation, a Norwegian startup, started the project with the goal of making modern technology available to people who have never used it before.

Assistive technology made the one-button computers so that disabled and older adults can get in touch with their friends and family by pressing just one button. It is made to be a way to have fun and talk to others. By switching the device, users can see calls, messages, answer video calls, and look at what their friends and family have sent on a big screen that doesn’t have a touch screen.

Modern Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are another fantastic piece of technology that is able to help those who are physically disabled. If you have trouble moving around or a disability that makes it hard for you to walk long distances, a mobility scooter is an easy way to stay independent and improve your quality of life.

This mobility aid is an investment, and if you find the right one for you, it can make all the difference. If you need to get around on your own but can’t walk for long periods of time, a scooter is a great option if you have good sitting balance, can step on and off, and have good eyesight. It’s best to speak to experts like those at Mobility Solutions to find out which scooter is best for you.

Smart Glasses

Smart glasses can be used to get around by just moving your head. These smart glasses are made so that people who use electric wheelchairs can control and use them.

Usually, you connect your smart devices to your glasses so you can get alarms, messages, calls, and other notifications. The head movements are picked up by the smart sensors in the glasses, which then control the wheelchair. Also, the display is on the user’s right eyeglass frame, where they can see the navigation menu and control the glasses. With the built-in camera, users can take pictures, share them, move their chairs, and send messages in case of an emergency.