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Technology for the the severely disabled

Thursday, March 01, 2007

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Sometime back, I had written about customizing Windows for people with slight handicaps. I recently came across this article on how technology has been helping people who are much more severely handicapped than just plain vision or hearing disabilities.

I was particularly impressed with how the Wivik virtual keyboard has been of help to the special people. According to the Wivik website, people with spinal cord injuries, celebral palsy and muscular dystrphy can highly benefit from this technology.

As is give in the article, coupled with a sensor-sensitive headset, a person with a paralytic attack; one who cannot move his neck at ease can easily get the virtual keyboard appear at the most covenient position, place the cursor at the required position and also click on links and buttons.
posted by Anand, 6:13 AM


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