Top 7 Best Technologies To Make Life Easier For The Impaired

Harin - Jan 31, 2020

Top 7 Best Technologies To Make Life Easier For The Impaired

There are many available technological inventions allowing disabled people to effectively communicate. Here are the 7 best technologies for the impaired.

For those impaired people, no matter what their disabilities are, any piece of inventions that can improve their quality of life is considered a good thing. There are many available technological inventions that allow disabled people to effectively communicate and add more safety to their lives. Here are the 7 best technologies for the impaired.

1. The Braille smartwatch for those who are visually impaired

For a visually impaired person, it is impossible to have a regular wristwatch. But this piece of tech can be the solution.

The gadget, called Dot Watch, is specially designed for the blind so that they can read the time without requiring any assistance. On the face of the watch is ann innovative braille pin system offering information on the date and time down to the second.

The smartwatch also has a timer and an alarm clock. It can also provide users with push notification as well as text messages from their smartphones. For the visually impaired, this smartwatch might really be a game-changer.

2. The world’s first brain-to-brain interface that is non-invasive

Cornell University researchers are working on a method to connect two human brains without invasive implants or surgery.

Cornell University researchers are working on a method to connect two human brains without invasive implants or surgery. Called BrainNet, the technology makes use of EEG or electroencephalography to record brain signals and TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation for information delivery to the brain.

With this system, humans can collaborate and solve tasks through the power of thought. Volunteers have tested the system through some basic tasks such as rotating a block in a game that is similar to Tetris.

Once the system is fully developed, it could be revolutionary for those who have severe disabilities.

3. Smart Walking Stick WeWalk

To improve the lives of the visually impaired, a company called YGA has come up with a smart walking device named WeWalk Smart Cane. The product with all of its accessibility features can be attached to a normal cane.

Users whenever come across an obstacle at their body or face levels will receive a warning from the smart cane thanks to its feature for obstacle detection. The feature is supported by ultrasonic sensors that are inside the device. This is undoubtedly a lifesaving feature that can prevent blind people from getting hurt.

To make the experience more seamless, it is possible to pair the cane with smartphones via Bluetooth. On the cane, there is a touchpad which user can use to control the smartphone as well as accessing some necessary features such as navigation and voice assistant.

4. This Google app for those who are deaf or have trouble hearing

For those who are completely deaf or have trouble hearing, communication with people can be a difficult thing. This is especially true when they want to converse with someone with no knowledge of sign language.

To tackle this problem, some new features that came with Pixel Phones and Android 9 Pie could be a life-saver for the hearing impaired.

Among these features, there is a live-transcription feature that can transcribe speech to text in real-time. Those who aren’t completely deaf can make use of a customizable sound amplifier to turn their phones into a high-tech hearing aid.

The feature supports 70 languages, which is fantastic.

5. Sign-language translation tech

This piece of tech might even be more useful than the speech-to-text mentioned above. The technology, called KinTrans Hands, can translate sign language to text or voice and vice versa.

The device comes with a microphone and a 3D camera. Its accuracy in translations has shown to be about 98%. This is achieved through an AI that is designed to learn and improve itself over time.

6. Bionic leg

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne scientists have developed a bionic leg that can merge with its user, which is a huge achievement for amputees.

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7. Prosthetic arm

University of Utah researchers have developed a new prosthetic arm that is capable of sensing touch. Wearers can move it through their thoughts. Once it is fully developed, it could something that the amputees have long been waiting for.

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