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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.
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