Navigation Links
Experience the Future of Assistive Technology at Abilities Expo on November 6-8, 2009
Date:10/28/2009

ATLANTA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The cutting-edge of assistive technology--including both commercially available and next-generation AT products--will be showcased at the Assistive Technology Pavilion at Abilities Expo (www.abilitiesexpo.com/atlanta) on November 6-8, 2009 at the Cobb Galleria Convention Center.

Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals are expected to attend this free, three-day expo and conference for a taste of the latest technologies, techniques and tips for improving their physical, technological and social environs.

The following products--many of which are still in development--will impact people of all ages with a wide range of physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities.

  • Tongue Drive System (TDS): Enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse-driven computer cursor using simple tongue movements.
  • Accessible Wii: Custom-designed Nintendo Wii interface for quadriplegic users.
  • Cushion Pressure Mapping: Allows for the development of more comfortable and usable wheelchairs by mapping pressure points on seat cushions of various materials.
  • Implanted Electrode Technology: Experimental technology which can actually be implanted in the body and, when used with external programmable control units, it can help provide function to paralyzed limbs.
  • Auditory Menus and Deaf911 Phone: Exciting demonstrations of experimental technology currently under development for people with visual and manual limitations (Auditory Menus) and hearing loss (Deaf911 Phone).
  • Robotics technology: Displays on robots that retrieve and deliver objects using a laser pointer.
  • Accessible Bluetooth headset options for people with manual limitations.
  • Visit www.abilitiesexpo.com/atlanta/pavillions.html for more.

This unique peek into the future of AT is made possible by the Shepherd Center, NeuroTech Network and Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA), Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technology (Wireless RERC) and Aware Home Research Initiative.

"In addition to providing an exciting forum for people with disabilities to gain knowledge and view products and services, we are thrilled to present the Community with the new Assistive Technology Pavilion," said David Korse, president and CEO of Abilities Expo. "The forward-thinking scientists and professionals at Georgia Tech and the Shepherd Center are revolutionizing accessibility and, at Abilities Expo Atlanta, attendees will find out how!"

Registration for Abilities Expo is free. Preregister for priority access at www.abilitiesexpo.com/atlanta

SOURCE Abilities Expo


'/>"/>
SOURCE Abilities Expo
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Childhood cancer survivors experience suicidal thoughts decades after diagnosis
2. New data showed type 2 diabetes patients experienced greater blood sugar reductions
3. Authoritative Report on Home Health Care Experiences Released By Press Ganey
4. Sarasota Memorial Hospital Uses New Technology to Enhance Patient Experience
5. Oropharyngeal cancer patients experience post-surgery sleep apnea
6. New Online Continuing Education Course on Near-Death Experience Added to HealthForumOnline's Library for Mental Health Professionals
7. Miller Lite Helps Football Fans Taste Greatness by Offering Unique Experiences With Football Legends
8. Health staff and relatives underestimate chronic pain experienced by nursing home residents
9. Guayaki Delivers Powerful Rainforest Experience with Newest Yerba Mate Beverage Innovations
10. Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Collaborative Symposium on Innovations in Health Care Experience
11. CONCERTA(R) (methylphenidate HCl) LAUNCHES MOBILE WEB EXPERIENCE TO PROVIDE TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR ADHD AWARENESS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/30/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... Duane Boise, President and CEO of EMED, today signed a multifaceted agreement which ... EMED and the Northern Caribbean University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, Allied ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... ... Orlando-based Maximized Living has selected Dr. Nick Wilson of Indianapolis to support ... care of Maximized Living doctors at the London Olympics in 2012, U.S. wrestlers won ... the largest contingent of elite chiropractors to Rio to support and care for members ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... In an article published April ... enthusiasm for Botox and lip injections, which she underwent in order to feel more ... Music and Arts Festival. The article explains that Ms. Mirmelli’s situation is not unique; ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Shamangelic Healing, Sedona ... Onnit brand Alpha BRAIN and New Mood Daily-Stress Formula for brain optimization and ... products to the store is just one more way Shamangelic Healing supports people’s ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... our nation’s productivity, stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most ... why are American workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... BASEL , Schweiz, April 27, 2016 ... des Sachs CEO Forums in Zürich ... Phase-II-Studie ihres führenden Wirkstoffkandidaten STR001 zur Erhaltung ... (CI) eingesetzt wurde, bekannt. Für die umfassende ... Deutschland und Frankreich angeworben. STR001 wird während ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... -- Elekta today announced that its leading-edge ... focal point of seven scientific presentations at ESTRO 35, ... & Oncology, taking place April 29 - May 3. ... and a high-field MRI scanner with sophisticated software that ... in real time. The MR-linac is designed to improve ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... initiative to save newborns   ... for women & newborns in collaboration with Breast Milk Foundation ... the first Pasteurized Human Milk Bank, ,Amaara, in Delhi-NCR today. ... nutritional food source for infants and should be available to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: