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What is Assistive technology – How does it help people with disabilities?

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In this modern age, assistive technology refers to any device, software, or equipment that supports people with disabilities to perform tasks that might be difficult or impossible for them to perform in a normal way.

The major purpose of assistive technology is to support people with disabilities to perform their routine tasks independently.

List of the most common assistive devices for disabled

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
  • Speech-generating devices
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Audiobooks and text-to-speech software.

Latest devices based on assistive technology in 2024

Starkey’s Genesis AI-Based Hearing Aids: These AI-based hearing aids use deep neural networks, that filter out unnecessary background noise and improve speech clarity. This can be a well-supportive product for people with less hearing capacity to get a smooth listening experience with these hearing aids.

Whispp’s Assistive Voice Solution: This software is capable enough to convert whispered or slurred speech into clear, understandable language in real-time (during live conversation without noticeable delay). This software is also available on Apple and Play Store in the form of applications

Kalogon Orbiter Smart Cushion: A very well supportive device for people with walking disability and who are wheelchair dependent for a long period, this smart cushion uses sensors to detect pressure points and redistribute weight, which can help to prevent pressure sores that develop due to long-term immobility. 

GlassOuse: This hands-free mouse is a great invention of the century, it allows users to control their computers, tablets, or smartphones using head movements and facial gestures. These glasses detect facial gestures using facial recognition technology and head movement to accurately perform the required task.