HumanWare announced the launch of the VictorReader Trek earlier this year and now they have started to ship out 200 units to fill their pre-orders with another 600 units coming later this month. Priced at 599 USD (795 CDN) and expected to go up 100 USD after pre-orders are filled. Combining the cutting-edge GPS technology of the Trekker Breeze with the innovative media reading & playback capabilities of the VictorReader Stream, this multiuse handheld device is designed to make mobility easy and enjoyable for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Seniors now have a possible alternative to in-person caretakers, thanks to a home healthcare startup based in Fairfax that recently introduced Rudy, the first senior care robot commercially available in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
On Nov. 5, tens of thousands of runners will line up on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, the world’s largest marathon. Among them will be a blind man wearing a vibrating device that will help him navigate the course.
People with vision impairments face a perpetual problem: maneuvering through a world filled with obstacles and hazards. Meet Good Vibrations, a team of CU Boulder electrical engineering students who created Pulse, a product that will increase mobility for the blind.
In New Zealand, from November 1, 2017, Ozurdex (dexamethasone implants) will be funded for eligible people with diabetic macular edema (DMO), a serious complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes that can cause blindness if untreated.
Imagine feeling the dazzling Disney fireworks display — when you cannot see them.
You can still upgrade your Windows PC to the latest Windows 10 operating system for free if you use assistive technology. You can get Windows 10 for free as Microsoft hasn’t blocked the free upgrade path yet. However, you’ll need to have the genuine Windows 7 or 8.1 licenses in order to upgrade your machine.
Spectra has been developing a range of offerings designed at giving brands packaging with a purpose as part of its social responsibility initiatives.
Android Instant Apps allows users to try out apps without the hassle of actually installing them. Instant Apps work by breaking down a native app into small parts, which can be loaded faster and downloaded, then executed quickly. It displays the UI screen for an app, and as soon as it is closed, it is removed without being installed in the first place.
According to the AARP, 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. In response to the needs of this population, Lowe’s has launched a special line of smart home products that help seniors to “age in place.” Called Iris Care, the technology will help family members feel secure about their loved ones, even as 82% of seniors plan to remain at home even if they begin to need day-to-day assistance.