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Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, ATP The BJOY Ring is a device that would allow a wheelchair joystick to be used to control mouse movement on a computer screen. In addition to controlling a computer, the BJOY Ring could also be used to control tablets or smartphones that allow for cursor input. Mouse clicking could […]

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Contributed by Joe Vosters and Sara Roehrig from Bill-Ray Home Mobility Keeping people at home benefits everyone, and here is a new product to assist in that.  Friendly Beds focuses on improved safety (for person and caregiver), independence, mobility, self-esteem, strength conditioning, etc.  Getting in/out of bed (and repositioning in bed) can be difficult for people […]

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Contributed by the editorial team at mesothelioma.net   The Effects of Assistive Technologies on Cancer Rehab Patients   After a diagnosis of cancer, patients can feel overwhelmed. Often, the first order of business is to decide on a treatment plan to slow or stop the progression of the disease, or to alleviate pain. Not only can […]

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Contributed by Alex Diaz-Granados, Chief Editor at Cerebral Palsy Guidance   Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that some children are born with due to brain malformation or damage. It is not progressive or curable, and the symptoms and severity vary from one child to the next. The condition largely affects movement and muscles, but […]

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U.S. Access Board Updates ADA Guidelines for Buses and Vans On Wednesday, December 14, the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule updating sections of its accessibility guidelines for transportation vehicles covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The rule revises provisions in the guidelines that apply to the buses and vans to enhance […]

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Tecla Shield Contributed by Erin Swann, MSE, Assistive Technology Specialist, MDTAP Back in the day, most phone-based communication happened over landline phones while the user was at home. But more recently, with the popularity of smartphones, most phone-based communication happens via cell phone call, text, email, Facebook, and a variety of other smartphone apps while […]

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