Google Glass for autistic kids

August 3, 2018

Image: Google/REX/Shutterstock Google Glass may have never been a hit with the average consumer, but it could soon become an important tool for children with autism who hope to improve their social skills.  A new exploratory study published in npj Digital Medicineprovides fresh evidence that augmented reality glasses paired with the right software can make a big difference for kids with autism.  SEE ALSO: Teens who spend tons of time…

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This wearable can help people with Parkinson’s write again

July 23, 2017

The Emma Watch is a wrist-worn wearable that reduces constant limb tremors associated with Parkinson's.Image: screenshot: microsoft Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s designed to help reduce the hand tremors people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease live…

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Lyft will work with the National Federation of the Blind on accessibility for blind passengers

June 1, 2017

Lyft is working on accessibility for blind and low-vision passengers.Image: lyft Lyft is working to make its rides more accessible. The ride-hailing company this week joined with the National Federation of the Blind for a partnership that promises to increase awareness of blind passengers’ rights, advocate for effective public policies and expand transportation options for blind passengers and those with low vision. “Companies like Lyft are empowering blind people to…

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This wearable can help people with Parkinson’s write again

May 23, 2017

The Emma Watch is a wrist-worn wearable that reduces constant limb tremors associated with Parkinson's.Image: screenshot: microsoft Smartwatches may not be as hot as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean wrist-worn wearables are dead altogether. Far from it, actually. Take the Emma Watch, a wrist wearable created by Microsoft Research Innovation Director Haiyan Zhang that’s designed to help reduce the hand tremors people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease live…

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