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The secret world of disabled gamers

Studies like this one could begin to make digital games more accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. Games for people with disabilities. The Economist Emerging Technology from the arXiv, MIT Technology Review July 3, … READ MORE

The ‘super suit’ that helps people move

As the global population ages, many more people will experience challenges with mobility. One solution? Clothing that actually helps the wearer move. Seismic strives to shape human potential through a new integration of apparel and … READ MORE

Robot teaches itself how to dress people

A robot at Georgia Tech is successfully sliding hospital gowns on people’s arms. The machine doesn’t use its eyes as it pulls the cloth. Instead, it relies on the forces it feels as it guides the garment onto a … READ MORE

Learning software in a soft exosuit

Wearables and robots don’t often intersect, because most robots rely on rigid bodies and programming while we don’t. Exoskeletons are an instance where robots interact with our bodies, and a soft exosuit is even closer to our … READ MORE

Using ultrasound to help people walk again

University of Pittsburgh engineer wins NSF CAREER award to develop ultrasound technology that measures muscle movement in incomplete spinal cord injuries. Professor Sharma wearing a lower-limb exoskeleton in his neuromuscular control … READ MORE
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