New Technologies That Might Help With Disabilities

Living with a disability is tough for everyone involved, from the person itself to their family members. But don’t worry! With the rise of technology, living with a disability isn’t a challenge anymore. Many inventions are coming out every single day that helps with various things that we suffer from.

These technologies are somewhat easier to handle by children. They learn faster so they will get used to using a device. However, with older people, it might get a little more complicated, depending on the device they’re trying to use. Now, let’s see some new inventions that are worth checking out if we suffer from any of these conditions.

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Virtual Reality

Visual-Spatial Awareness is an issue that many children have. Vision isn’t only seeing what’s in front of us – it’s about understanding where we’re standing, what surrounds us, and know what we’re seeing. Some kids have sight but don’t have an understanding of what they’re seeing.

Learning about these children is pretty impressive as their condition is rather unique; navigate to this website to learn more. After we understand what this condition is, let’s talk about something that might help with it. An experiment conducted at the University of Leicester demonstrated that virtual reality helps tremendously with VSA.

In a test where several children took part, it was shown that these kids felt safe in a computerized environment, but what does this mean? Well, they were put in a virtual reality test in a room where everything they saw felt real. In this room, they could explore freely and understand what was around them.

The test was more successful in 3D animations than in 2D stages. Afterward, it’s said that at least half of these children explored the original building of the university after watching it through the animation. This is an incredible result after exploring online.

Driverless Car

Many people have suffered accidents where their legs got amputated, or some people were even born with this condition. Either way, they don’t have to worry about never driving again! The car company Waymo has launched cars that don’t need humans to drive them before, but they usually need supervision.

Now, however, they have announced that they will release a completely driverless car. Although it’s great news, we don’t know when they will be available. They will most likely go through a series of thorough tests to make sure that they’re safe enough.

But just imagine the possibilities! This can allow everyone to “drive” a car without actually having to drive it. It can also reduce the risk of car accidents because drivers can’t fall asleep and then lose control. This technology is revolutionary, so we can’t wait to see what’s coming.

Electrical Stimulation

Spinal cord injuries are pretty severe, and it can take away the control of our limbs and the ability to move them. All of our voluntary and involuntary movements are made through the spinal cord. The brain releases a signal that connects with the brain stem, and then that signal goes through the spinal cord to reach the desired muscle to complete the action.

Having a spinal cord injury can limit these movements, depending on where the lesion is and which type of damage we suffer. Complete destruction of the spinal cord can’t be repaired, but partial injuries now can.

Some studies show that electrical stimulation has helped with partial spinal cord injuries. Our neurons work with a kind of electrical stimulation by itself, so stimulating those “injured” neurons with electricity might help correct some disabilities. In this study, a woman with a partial injury was able to walk again after years of not walking!

Sign Language Gloves

Sign language has helped speech-disabled people throughout many years. Although it is an effective way of communicating, not everyone knows the language. This language should be taught in high school as an obligatory subject; that way, they won’t feel left out because we didn’t understand what they said. Now, though, there’s a solution. Sign language gloves were created for the purpose of improving the already established language for disabled people.

It works with a technology that puts the signs made with the glove into written or spoken words through an app. This invention is also revolutionary because they don’t have to look for someone that knows the language to communicate what they want.

Final Thoughts

Technology has helped incredibly those who need it the most. With new trials and discoveries, many inventions will be released in the next few years. Technology isn’t just for those who understand it; it’s for those who need it to function correctly. Besides these fantastic devices, there are even more that we didn’t discuss.

If you are interested in even more technology-related articles and information from us here at Bit Rebels, then we have a lot to choose from.

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