Swedish Furniture Manufacturer Joins with Physiotherapists to Launch New Range for Persons with Disabilities

Posted on June 12th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, Europe, June 12 2019 IKEA has announced the launch of new products to its OMTÄNKSAM range, aiming to give people with disabilities greater independence through comfort, function and safety at home. OMTÄNKSAM means “thoughtful” in Swedish and encompasses the idea of care that the products bring. The new range is due for global […]

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New Chinese University to Focus on Rehabilitation Talent Cultivation

Posted on June 11th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, June 11 2019 Construction on the University of Rehabilitation Studies, a higher education institution designed for cultivating rehabilitation studies talent, formally began Tuesday with an inauguration ceremony in Qingdao, east China’s Shangdong Province. This comes after the Ministry of Education officially greenlighted the construction on the institution, which, to be sponsored by […]

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Contacta Appointed as Charity’s Exclusive Assistive Hearing Supplier

Posted on May 9th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Assistive Technology, Europe, May 9 2019 Contacta Systems has been assigned as the chosen supplier of assistive listening technology for the UK’s largest hearing loss charity, Action on Hearing Loss. The two-year initial partnership will see the Kent-based assistive tech firm respond to the thousands of enquiries the charity receives each year from individuals […]

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India’s First Inclusive Railway Station for Persons with Visual Impairment

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

  Anuprayaas, a Bengaluru-based social enterprise is on a mission to change this. The organisation is not only working towards creating inclusive neighbourhoods but also sensitising people about different disabilities. In a first of sorts, it has collaborated with the Indian Railways to give the country its first ever blind-friendly railway station in Mysuru. “Equal access to public places is a right, not […]

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Using Assistive Technology to it’s full Potential for Children in Hospices  

Posted on April 17th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, April 17 2019 A UK charity recently welcomed children’s hospice staff from across the British Isles to a free conference to learn about the potential impacts of assistive technology on life-limited and disabled children. Lifelites donates and maintains assistive technology for children and young people in every children’s hospice across the British Isles. […]

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Amazon Launches HIPAA-Compliant Alexa for Healthcare  

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, News, April 5 2019 Amazon announced yesterday that healthcare companies such as Cigna and Boston Children’s Hospital have equipped the Alexa Skills Kit with HIPAA-compliant voice apps, which are limited in number and foolproof while complying with the United States’ 1996 HIPAA regulation. The launch introduces a total of six HIPAA eligible Alexa […]

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Assistive Robotics to be Showcased During Tokyo Summer Olympics  

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, March 15 2019 Next year, the world’s top athletes will compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. Some of Japan’s biggest companies will also happily be using the opportunity to show off their latest technologies — namely a fleet of robotics aimed at helping human spectators navigate around the event. Officials behind the […]

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UNICEF Calls for More Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Disabilities  

Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, Europe, March 13 2019 The global organisation UNICEF has called for more assistive technologies to support children with disabilities across central and eastern Europe. Hopes are placed on technology to turn classrooms more accessible and inclusive for all members of society.  According to a statement that the organization made last Thursday, as many as 75% […]

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Western Sydney Airport Recruits Wheelchair Rugby Players as Accessibility Consultants  

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, Universal Design, February 15 2019 Last week airport representatives announced a sponsorship agreement with the New South Wales (NSW) Wheelchair Rugby League that will see players act as accessibility consultants during development. In Australia, approximately 18.3 percent of the population has one or more disability. “We want to go over and above our legislative requirements when it […]

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University of Chittagong Inaugurated the First Accessible E-learning Center in Bangladesh  

Posted on January 12th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, January 12 2019 Launching Ceremony of the Accessible E-Learning Center Bangladesh: Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor of University of Chittagong, inaugurated a state of the art “Accessible E-learning Center” for the visually impaired students studying at the University. A.K. Khan Foundation, a2i programme of Bangladesh Government and YPSA (Young Power […]

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