3D Printed Wheelchairs Project Brings Assistive Tech to Developing Countries

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Local production vital to 3D printed wheelchairs project Central to the project is the idea of producing the wheelchairs locally to their recipients. Not only does this ensure that each one is designed to suit its owner’s needs, but also prevents the time delays normally associated with shipping internationally to developing countries. To achieve this, […]

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NGO Launches Country’s First Assistive Tech

Posted on September 12th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA) has been working relentlessly towards creating more awareness about disability. Last month, ATA caught the attention of one of the top podcasters, Neil Patel, who featured it in the Indian Startup Show, a press statement from Samarthanam said. Prateek Madhav, CEO, Assistive Technology Accelerator said, “As home to one of the […]

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Government of Canada Announces New Accessible Technology Program Funding Recipients

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Assistive Technology, September 9 2019 CANADA: Canadians with disabilities deserve the same opportunities to find good jobs, contribute to their communities, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Yet many Canadians with disabilities still face barriers to full participation in the digital economy. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science […]

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India: Assistive Technology for All 2030 Conference Focuses in Infrastructure, Assistive Devices

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Transportation, Universal Design, August 9 2019 KARNATAKA, INDIA: Suggestions, including a university, for solutions such as assistive technologies and creating zones for the people with disabilities were made at the national conference on ‘Assistive Technology for All-2030’ which began here on Friday. At the inaugural event of a two-day conference by Mobility […]

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University Students Design Wheelchair Hand Warmer for Persons with Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Americas, Assistive Technology, Universal Design, August 8 2019 MANITOBA, CANADA: Aiming to enhance patients’ lives, a team of University of Manitoba biomedical students has produced autonomous designs — including a wheelchair hand warmer for those living with muscular dystrophy (MD). The overarching goal during the University of Manitoba Biomedical Engineering Design (BMED) Team’s first year was to give students experience in design, public speaking, […]

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Experience Virtual Reality and Exciting Innovations at the Second Edition of M-Enabling Forum Europe

Posted on July 23rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

          Representatives of stakeholders, government agencies and technology companies, as well as policymakers, are jointly discussing the accessibility and use of digital technologies. Other topics in the program include age-appropriate solutions for independent senior living at home and on the move, use of accessible workplace technologies and better employment opportunities, as well […]

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New Report: How Assistive Technology Can Support and Transform the Social Care Sector

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Assistive Technology, Europe, July 22 2019 Learning disability charity Hft has partnered with Tunstall Healthcare, a specialist in connected healthcare solutions, to release a new report on how assistive technology can support and transform the social care sector. he report looks at the untapped potential of assistive technology and how it can support disabled people, […]

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Braille Books Get a Software Boost

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, July 19 2019 A new software developed by Bengaluru students will completely change the way visually challenged students access maps and images in Braille books. ‘Soft-Braille’ — a software developed by the faculty and students of information science and engineering department of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has made it easier to print […]

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Assistive Tech Accelerator Programme Open for Applications

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Africa, Assistive Technology, Europe, July 19 2019 Last month, GDI Hub and Kenyan partners launched in Nairobi, Kenya the World’s First Innovation Ecosystem dedicated to supporting over 50 start-ups to develop new Assistive Technology products and services. The Accelerator will be part of the Innovate Now programme, a £1.5m investment in African businesses that will provide […]

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Disability Inclusion Startups in India to Get Funding for Innovation

Posted on July 3rd, 2019 by Best Brothers Group

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, July 3 2019 The figures are alarming! India has anywhere between 4-8 crore disabled individuals, which is one in 12 households. Many disabled kids don’t attend school and disabled adults don’t go to work owing to their impairments. Due to low literacy levels, social stigma and lack of opportunities, many face exclusion […]

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