veículo de difusão de informações em análise de marcha, reabilitação e biomecânica, captura de movimento para produções industriais
clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation and biomechanics, industrial "motion capture" (MoCap)
"A Acessibilidade Brasil é uma sociedade constituída por especialistas da área de educação especial, professores, engenheiros, administradores de empresas, arquitetos, desenhistas industriais, analistas de sistemas e jornalistas, que têm como interesse comum o apoio, ações e projetos que privilegiem a inclusão social e econômica de pessoas com deficiência, idosos e pessoas com baixa escolaridade."
"O Centro Nacional de Referência em Tecnologia Assistiva (CNRTA) é uma ação da Secretaria de Ciência e Tecnologia para a Inclusão Social (SECIS). O ponto central da ação é colocar na missão do Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer a tarefa de articular nacionalmente uma rede cooperativa de pesquisa, desenvolvimento e inovação na área de Tecnologia Assistiva."
"O ITS Brasil tem como principal missão: “Promover a geração, o desenvolvimento e o aproveitamento de tecnologias voltadas para o interesse social e reunir as condições de mobilização do conhecimento, a fim de que se atendam as demandas da população."
"O Livox é um software para tablets Android que permite que as pessoas com deficiência se comuniquem e aprendam. Possui algoritmos para distúrbios motores, cognitivos e visuais. Assim, o Livox é diferente para cada pessoa de acordo com o tipo e grau de sua deficiência. Temos interfaces diferentes dependendo da deficiência ou limitação do usuário. Pessoas que sabem ler, pessoas que não conseguem ler, pessoas que podem ver, pessoas que no podem ver, pessoas que não entendem conceitos abstratos, podem usar o Livox."
"O MOTRIX é um software que permite que pessoas com deficiências motoras graves, em especial tetraplegia e distrofia muscular, possam ter acesso a microcomputadores, permitindo assim, em especial com a intermediação da Internet, um acesso amplo à escrita, leitura e comunicação. O acionamento do sistema é feito através de comandos que são falados num microfone."
"O Portal Nacional de Tecnologia Assistiva é um instrumento de troca de informações e conhecimentos entre as iniciativas brasileiras na área da Tecnologia Assistiva. Concentra experiências de pesquisa, desenvolvimento, aplicação e disseminação de Tecnologia Assistiva e/ou Ajudas Técnicas, as quais visam promover a inclusão de uma população estimada em 45,6 milhões (Censo/IBGE)."
- To campaign for the rights and interests of those needing Assistive Technology.
- To provide expert and impartial support and advice to government departments and agencies.
- To educate and inform widely on the benefits of Assistive Technology.
- To promote British Assistive Technology products and expertise at home and overseas.
- To develop the professionalism of those working with Assistive Technology through codes of practice, education, qualifications, accreditation, certification and networking."
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are tools to allow people with severe or significant speech impairments to express themselves. They are used as a tool to allow people to say precisely what they want and as quickly as they can to be a valuable communicator to express their feelings, thoughts, ideas and get their needs met. These devices can range from low tech picture cards to high end speech generating devices.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry association so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.
"The Intel Reader from Intel-GE Care Innovations is a powerful assistive technology device that transforms printed text to the spoken word, enabling special populations to move from learning to read to reading to learn. With its mobile, easy-to-use design, the Intel Reader enables access to printed materials anytime, anywhere, increasing confidence and independence, and igniting self-directed learning. This increased autonomy among special populations frees teachers to pursue individualized programs and personalized instruction."
Founded over 25 years ago by Budd and Dolores Hagen, parents of a child with a disability, Closing The Gap strives to provide parents and educators alike, the information and training necessary to locate, compare, and implement assistive technology.
DAISY stands for Digital Accessible Information SYstem and is a standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents. This includes Digital Talking Books, digital text books, and synchronized audio/text books. DAISY is a globally recognized standard for accessible content and is part of NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard).
Design Science: MathDaisy works with Microsoft Word, Microsoft's Save As DAISY add-in, and MathType. As you might guess from its name, Save As DAISY adds a "Save As DAISY" menu item to Word's File menu. This command saves the document as a DAISY Digital Talking Book ready to be used in an eBook reader. MathDaisy enhances the Word-to-DAISY conversion process, converting the equations in the document to MathML as required by the DAISY format.
"People without disabilities may not realize or appreciate the many different limitations that can exist for people with these challenges. A variety of disabilities can prevent people from using computers easily or effectively. People with hearing or visual impairments can benefit from special software designed to make up for the physical limitations that prevent hearing and seeing content on the computer. Even people with learning and motor disabilities can receive assistance from computer software)designed to compensate for these challenges."
Thanks to Ms. Melissa Owens
HumanWare is a pioneer in mastering rapid advancements in digital technology to create and deliver humanized solutions that help people with blindness, low vision, and learning disabilities. Our highly advanced technology will never lose its human touch.
HumanWare products have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of visually impaired and learning disabled people of every age. From advanced Braille products and electronic magnifiers to digital talking book players and beyond, our tools help end-users to live independently and compete effectively in today's world.
Indra wishes to contribute towards achieving this objective by promoting the research and development of projects with a social purpose: making technology accessible to everyone.
HeadMouse is a virtual windows mouse designed specifically for people with mobility impairments.
VirtualKeyboard is a on screen keyboard with prediction capabilities for an easy writing.
"Livox is a software for Android tablets that enables people with disabilities to communicate and to learn. It has algorithms for motor, cognitive and visual disorders. So, Livox is different for every disabled person since disabilities vary in type and degree. We have different interfaces depending on the user's disability. People who can read, people who can't read, people who can see, people who can't see, people that don't understand abstract concepts, all of them can use Livox."
Computer and Software Accessibility for the Disabled:
-Cognitive Impairments and Learning Disabilities;
-Motor and Dexterity Impairments;
-General Accessibility Resources;
Rehabilitative and assistive technology refers to tools, equipment, or products that can help a person with a disability to function successfully at school, home, work, and in the community. Disabilities are disorders, diseases, health conditions, or injuries that affect an individual’s physical, intellectual, or mental well-being. Rehabilitative and assistive technologies can help people with disabilities to function more easily in their everyday lives and can also make it easier for a caregiver to care for a disabled person. The term "rehabilitative technology" is sometimes used to refer to aids used to help people recover their functioning after injury or illness. "Assistive technologies" may be as simple as a magnifying glass to improve visual perception or as complex as a computerized communication system.
Point-N-Click is a FREE stand-alone on-screen virtual mouse designed for anyone with a disability that makes it difficult or impossible to click a physical computer mouse. As long as they can move a mouse, trackball or other pointing device, they can send mouse clicks to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window and even many that are full screen.
"RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.
The organization's legal name is RESNA.
RESNA's goal is "To maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through technology."
The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development,dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice of rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens."
Ride-Away is one of America's largest providers of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive equipment. We help people get on the road safely by finding the right solutions for your needs, whether that is hand controls, wheelchair and scooter lifts, ramps, raised doors, specialized gas, brake and steering controls.
StrokeIt is an advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command processor. What is a mouse gesture? Mouse gestures are simple symbols that you "draw" on your screen using your mouse. When you perform a mouse gesture that StrokeIt can recognize, it will perform the "action" associated with that gesture. In short, it's a nifty little program that lets you control your computer by drawing shapes with your mouse.
Leader in AAC and Assistive Technology Devices & Solutions. Our assistive technology devices give individuals with communication disabilities a voice and a way to live more fulfilled, integrated and independent lives.
Exploring New Ideas with Advanced Social Robotics: Advanced humanoid robots that transform the teaching of content, deliver innovative therapies, and provide new and exciting engagement for children and adults.
Robots4Autism is a comprehensive autism intervention program that features purpose-built humanoid robots to deliver developmental instruction modules for emotional and social behaviors.
It creates high-level engagement between the student and the robot and allows students to progress at their own speed with lesson repetition. Valuable real time data of student participation, time on task, eye contact and progress is reported which is not easily collected by staff without using the camera and software technology of the robot.
Given the financial constraints facing schools today, Robots4Autism is the first affordable humanoid robot built for autism intervention. Our robot, Milo, appeals to the mechanical strengths and interests of children on the spectrum bridging academic success with developmental needs behaviorally and socially.
Global Network Of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing To Give The World A "Helping Hand."
This blog is dedicated to following the growth of the "3d Mechanical Hand – Maker Movement" that was inspired by two strangers (a prop maker from the USA and a carpenter from South Africa) that came together from 10,000 miles apart – to create a prosthetic hand device for a small child in South Africa …and then gave the plans away – for free…so that those in need of the device could make them for themselves or have someone make it for them.
The aim of the Open Hand Project is to make robotic prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees. Leading prosthetics can cost up to $100,000. By using emerging technologies like 3D printing, we can cut that down to under $1000. That's two orders of magnitude cheaper, and means that these devices can reach a far broader audience!
"A University of Oklahoma researcher dreamed of a device to help babies with disabilities crawl. Now, that dream is a reality and one of only 13 inventions to be showcased this weekend at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C..
It's an innovation like no other. The Self-Initiated Prone Powered Crawler, the brainchild of researcher Thubi Kolobi, Ph.D. of the OU Health Sciences Center, was given robotic life by a colleague at Virginia Commonwealth University and computer scientists as well as engineers on OU's Norman campus.
Commonly known by its acronym SIPPC ("sip-see"), the device marries technology with a baby’s innate desire to move and explore his or her environment. It listens to subtle cues from babies with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, allowing them movement that would not be possible otherwise.
"The SIPPC is not just an instrument. It is an interactive device with movement initiated by the baby. It is the baby and the device working together that make the SIPPC system. This makes it not only innovative, but one of a kind," said Thubi Kolobe, Ph.D., Jill Pitman Jones Professor of Physical Therapy in the OU College of Allied Health's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.
OU's Office of Technology Development, working with VCU, has secured a jointly-held patent on the second iteration of the SIPPC, also called SIPPC 2. In the meantime, computer scientists and engineers at OU Norman work to advance the next generation of the device ̶ one that is even more responsive to the baby’s movements and that provides important new insights into brain function of babies while utilizing the SIPPC.
SIPPC research funding has been provided by the National Institute of Child Health and Development - NIH; National Science Foundation’s National Robotics Initiative, Presbyterian Health Foundation, Foundation for Physical Therapy; OU Health Sciences Center and Virginia Commonwealth University."
Babies with Cerebral Palsy Crawl Thanks To New Device (2016):
"Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability for children according to the Centers for Disease Control. The disorder affects kids at different severity levels. Many children with cerebral palsy face lack of coordination and strength, making crawling difficult. Crawling is important to a child’s development because that is how babies learn how to explore the world and gain knowledge. Thanks to two professors from the Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Oklahoma, and their new invention called SIPPC, infants with cerebral palsy can investigate their surroundings just like their peers."
The Open Wheelchair Project is a collaborative group of people, working together to make an accessible, easy to build, and easy to operate, motorized wheelchair solution.
We want to give people access to the mobility and independence they need, without the prohibitive cost of buying a commercial solution.
Our goal is to bring this project to the world so that so any one can experience the joy of mobility; no matter their physical state or economic status.