Disability & Technology: How the tech industry can, directly and indirectly, help make positive changes in disability and adaptability.
From treating specific medical conditions, helping paralyzed individuals regain some of their freedoms, to simply talking about disability, and asking questions about current adaptive devices and technology, the tech industry has the ability to make a huge impact for a large group of people worldwide. Including:
Using VR to treat phantom limb and other specific conditions How gaming devices are being retasked to operate a mouse or keyboard for individuals without the use of one or both hands Thinking outside of the box and involving computer/software engineers to help improve existing adaptive technology
ADAM BRAUN is a former Chef and Research Chef turned disability advocate/evangelist. In 2013 I had a hemorrhagic stroke, in 2014 I lost my left leg below the knee in an accident. I volunteer for prosthetics research at the VA Center for Limb Loss and Mobility, UW Bioengineering, UW Rehabilitation Medicine, and as a test patient for the UW Master Prosthetics Orthotics students. I’ve consulted with HP’s 3D printing division on design and techniques for creating sockets.
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