Assistive Technology Devices: Products and Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 59 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Assistive Technology category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.

Assistive Technology Publications

MagGlass: A Digital Beacon for the Visually Impaired to Traverse the World with Assurance
MagGlass is a user-friendly digital magnifying glass app with binocular-esque functionality designed for the visually impaired (Product Release / Update).
Publish Date: 2023/10/29

Wearable Bracelet Tracks Bipolar Mood Swings
A prototype wearable bracelet tracks bipolar mood swings by changing electrical signals in skin linked to manic or depressed moods (Experimental Study).
Publish Date: 2023/10/08

Potential Buyers Consider Assistive Device Aesthetics
Study reveals people often consider the look, texture, and smell of assistive devices in online reviews of the products before purchase.
Publish Date: 2022/09/08 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Technology and Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
Financial inclusion for persons with disabilities involves reducing the gap in smartphone ownership, mobile internet usage, and digital literacy (Charts / Graphs / Tables).
Publish Date: 2022/07/14 - Updated: 2023/09/20

Clip-Knix Front Fastening Underwear
Clip-Knix are attractive, front-fastening underwear that can be put on easily without the need to bend or balance on one leg (Product Release / Update).
Publish Date: 2020/08/25 - Updated: 2023/10/09

Smart Mouthware: Control Phone or Computer Using Tongue
Smart Mouthware Computer Mouse is a touchpad built into an orthodontic retainer that allows users to move the cursor by moving their tongue across the roof of the mouth.
Publish Date: 2020/08/02 - Updated: 2022/06/21

Tetra Nation Tackles Barriers to Accessibility
Tetra Society of North America volunteers and people with disabilities showcase ingenious gadgets and gizmos that have been created over the years (Informative).
Publish Date: 2017/12/21 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Sonic Alert Day and Time Clock Helps Memory Loss Patients Know What Day It Is
New day and time clock displays day of week, time and date without confusing abbreviations, reducing anxiety and confusion.
Publish Date: 2017/04/18 - Updated: 2018/09/17

Researching Ways to Assist Drivers with Autism
Researchers use high-tech driving simulator and on-road driving to compare driving performance of novice drivers with autism with those of novice drivers without autism.
Publish Date: 2017/03/02

CES 2017: Videos of Disability Accessible Technology Products
Video clips of new assistive technology and products for persons with disabilities unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show.
Publish Date: 2017/01/05 - Updated: 2018/10/07

University of Michigan Engineering Students Creating Technology for Blind Teen
Computer Science and Engineering students partner with India West to develop technologies that may help blind and visually impaired people navigate the world around them.
Publish Date: 2016/12/22 - Updated: 2018/04/30

Controlling Robotic Arm with Brain Power
Groundbreaking study demonstrates potential to help millions of people with disabilities by controlling a robotic arm with only their minds.
Publish Date: 2016/12/15

Standing Bowling Ramp Extension For Disabled
POSS-I-BOWL 2000 adaptive bowling aide assists elderly, injured, and those with disabilities to bowl and enjoy the sport.
Publish Date: 2016/12/07

Lack of Adaptive Clothing Apparel Causes Barriers for Disabled
For people with disabilities, the lack of adaptive clothing is not just a burden, it is a barrier for community participation.
Publish Date: 2016/06/27 - Updated: 2020/05/05

ChordBuddy: Easily Learn How to Play The Guitar
ChordBuddy helps you learn to play music on the guitar in minutes, helps with playing chords and strumming.
Publish Date: 2016/05/25 - Updated: 2018/04/30

Federal Lifeline Assistance Program Provides Relief to Disabled
The Federal Lifeline Assistance Program provides low cost or free cell phone service to qualifying individuals and families who need help financially.
Publish Date: 2016/04/20

TransferPants - A Revolutionary Change in Caregiving
TransferPants(TM), a U.S. patented device designed to move disabled persons safely and comfortably, is now on Indiegogo.
Publish Date: 2016/03/30 - Updated: 2018/07/01

HandAble Cell Phone and Tablet Holder
Handable is a cellphone accessory that makes it easier for people with hand or wrist problems to hold cellphones and tablet devices.
Publish Date: 2015/10/25 - Updated: 2020/12/10

Listen Up: Free Low-Vision Audio Recording
Hadley launches series of free audio recordings designed to help those living with low vision maintain their independence.
Publish Date: 2015/09/09 - Updated: 2021/07/31

Innovative Clothing Solutions for People with Disabilities
Open Style Lab Fellows share their designs that solve disability related clothing challenges at the MIT Museum.
Publish Date: 2015/08/10 - Updated: 2020/12/25

People with Disabilities and Neuroscience Technology
Interdisciplinary project involving neuroscience and technology aims to improve communication for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2015/07/14 - Updated: 2020/09/15

Adaptive Clothing Information for Disabled and Elderly
Information on adaptive clothing for people with disabilities, seniors, and those with mobility challenges.
Publish Date: 2015/03/25 - Updated: 2023/03/21

NIH Funds Robots to Assist People with Disabilities
New research in robotics might help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism.
Publish Date: 2014/12/11 - Updated: 2018/06/21

K4Connect:: Transforming the Internet of Things into the Internet of You
Connecting the rapidly expanding number of electronic devices and services that make up the internet of things.
Publish Date: 2014/12/05

Unchaining Neuroscience from Cables with Wireless Brain Sensor
New types of neuroscience experiments with vast amounts of brain data wirelessly and continuously streamed from brain microcircuits.
Publish Date: 2014/12/04

Meet Pepper - A Personal Humanoid Robot
Pepper is a humanoid robot that can communicate with people using the latest voice and recognition technology.
Publish Date: 2014/06/29 - Updated: 2018/06/21

StrongArm Technologies: ErgoSkeleton and Worker Safety
Information relating to StrongArm Technologies a company that develops technological breakthroughs in worker safety, strength and endurance.
Publish Date: 2014/06/10 - Updated: 2021/08/27

Miimo Robotic Automatic Lawn Mower
Miimo is a sensor equipped automatic lawn mowing device that the user can set loose on their lawn and allow it to mow the grass for them.
Publish Date: 2013/01/12 - Updated: 2022/03/04

Section 508 VPAT Blank Template Form and Information
Information regarding section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) including blank fillable template form (Charts / Graphs / Tables).
Publish Date: 2012/12/23 - Updated: 2023/09/22

Musical Glove Improves Sensation, Mobility for People with Spinal Cord Injury
Musical Glove device successfully used by individuals with limited feeling or movement in their hands due to tetraplegia.
Publish Date: 2012/07/17 - Updated: 2013/12/20

EyeMusic Device Converts Images to Music to Aid Visually Impaired
Sensory substitution devices (SSDs) use sound or touch to help the visually impaired perceive the visual scene surrounding them.
Publish Date: 2012/07/05 - Updated: 2021/08/25

Mind Reading Device May Enable People Unable to Speak or Move to Converse
Mind reader device may enable people unable to speak or move at all to manage unscripted back and forth conversation.
Publish Date: 2012/06/28 - Updated: 2022/03/08

Disabled Man Invents Duff's Doorstopper for Commercial Use
Duffs Doorstopper is a doorstop with a handle which benefits cleaning personnel due to less stress on back knees and legs.
Publish Date: 2012/04/20 - Updated: 2021/09/20

Infants, Toddlers and Assistive Technology
Assistive technologies can assist young children who experience forms of disabilities to learn valuable skills.
Publish Date: 2012/03/22 - Updated: 2021/10/02

Tongue Drive Wireless Device Operates Computers and Wheelchairs
Tongue Drive wireless device enables people with high level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and maneuver an electrically powered wheelchair by moving their tongue.
Publish Date: 2012/02/20 - Updated: 2022/06/21

AmeriGlide Disability Products Launches in Canada
AmeriGlide an online retailer of assistive technology for the disabled and elderly including stair lifts and vehicle lifts will now be serving Canadian customers.
Publish Date: 2011/08/22 - Updated: 2013/06/16

Caroline's Cart: Grocery Cart for Special Needs Children
Parents and caregivers of special needs children to have access to a grocery cart specifically designed for challenges faced when shopping (Product Release / Update).
Publish Date: 2011/07/18 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Revolutionary EEG Brain Computer Interface
Progress being made on developing a headset that would revolutionize the brain computer interface industry.
Publish Date: 2011/05/26 - Updated: 2017/05/28

NZ Paralympian Steps Up with Rex Bionics and Walks Again
Custom fitted robotic exoskeleton has allowed Dave MacCalman to take his first steps in more than 30 years.
Publish Date: 2011/05/02 - Updated: 2018/06/21

myVitali Health and Monitoring System for Seniors
Creating a myVitali monitoring system with wireless touch screen devices that enables senior citizens to receive help and guidance at home and call for emergency assistance.
Publish Date: 2011/02/03 - Updated: 2022/06/15

Teaching Robot Helps Children to use a Wheelchair
A robotic wheelchair is being developed that will help children learn to drive.
Publish Date: 2010/09/01 - Updated: 2013/06/04

Pop-up Microlite Illuminates Remote Controls
Pop-up Microlite sticks on remote controls to illuminate both the buttons and text in the dark or dim lighting.
Publish Date: 2010/08/30

Exoskeleton Robotic Legs Provide New Option for Wheelchair Users
When Hayden Allen was spinal cord injured five years ago he became a full time wheelchair.
Publish Date: 2010/08/24 - Updated: 2018/06/20

Key Insights From Symposium on Americans With Disabilities - Braun Corporation
The concept of universal design is to develop products and services to maximize access for all and enhance safety and livability.
Publish Date: 2010/07/26 - Updated: 2013/06/14

Handy Information and Plans Help Physically Challenged
Richard Fabend is a 66 year old C6 complete quadriplegic injured over 10 years ago while vacationing in the Virgin Islands.
Publish Date: 2010/02/19 - Updated: 2010/07/13

The World Wide Web and Accessibility Improvements
The amount of business being conducted online continues to grow, as does the number of people with disabilities who are also consumers.
Publish Date: 2009/12/20 - Updated: 2020/12/03

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Releases 2009 Holiday Gift Guide
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has created a holiday gift guide for people living with paralysis.
Publish Date: 2009/11/23 - Updated: 2010/01/16

Broadband Access for all Americans
Accessibility and affordability barriers faced by Americans with disabilities in accessing broadband capabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/10/06 - Updated: 2010/08/03

Disability Made Easier - Tips on Living with a Disability
Useful home and office hints and tips to help cope with living with a disability.
Publish Date: 2009/09/30 - Updated: 2012/09/16

Thiphone for Cell Phones and Touch Screen Devices
The Thiphone is an accessory for mobile phones and netbooks that allows you to securely attach your iPhone or device to your thigh.
Publish Date: 2009/09/24 - Updated: 2019/09/16

Remote Control Lawn Mowers for Elderly or Disabled
Today's remote control lawn mowers are very elderly and disabled friendly with simple one finger joystick control (Product Release / Update).
Publish Date: 2009/09/22 - Updated: 2023/11/20

INDATA Statewide Assistive Technology Conference
Individuals may benefit from experiencing a basic Assistive Technology equipment demonstration.
Publish Date: 2009/08/02 - Updated: 2010/07/13

Assisted Living Devices for Disabled - Review
Hands free devices improve quality of life for users of power chairs mobility scooters and controlling computers using the tongue.
Publish Date: 2009/08/01 - Updated: 2011/03/18

iPods Help Kids with Aserger's Syndrome
Minnneapolis has a center that is experimenting with iPods and using them to assist kids with Aspergers syndrome.
Publish Date: 2009/07/28 - Updated: 2010/07/13

Adaptive Clothing Reduces Risk of Injury to Disabled and Caregivers
Extended care facilities implemented an adaptive clothing program to see if staff and patient injuries could be reduced.
Publish Date: 2009/07/02 - Updated: 2020/05/05

Dyslexic Entrepreneur Uses Assistive Technology to Compete in Business
Young dyslexic entrepreneur uses latest mobile assistive technology to compete in the business world (Informative).
Publish Date: 2009/06/02 - Updated: 2023/09/15

Lemon Laws for Motor Vehicles and Disability Products
Lemon laws are state laws that provide remedies to consumers for automobiles and disability products that are poorly manufactured requiring repetitive repairs.
Publish Date: 2009/02/08 - Updated: 2013/07/12

Robotic Products for Independent Living
Home robotic products including robotic lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, pool cleaners, and self-cleaning cat litter box (Informative).
Publish Date: 2009/02/04 - Updated: 2023/11/06

Assistive Technology: Past - Present - Future
Assistive technology is not just computer programs or electronic devices, this report dispels confusion around assistive technology and encourages you to share your vision for the future of assistive technology.
Publish Date: 2009/01/17 - Updated: 2019/03/10

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