The Future of Assistive technology
The future of assistive technology is exciting! There are existing assistive technology that are updated, but new technology is on its way still. The Nook that was released by Barnes and Noble is similar to the Kindle is the forerunner of many many more e-books to come. Not all devices have text-to-speech but many developers are focusing on it.
More than 4,000 assistive technologies have been designed for disabled elderly. These devices include wheelchairs and a wide variety of high-tech tools and many companies today are turning research and development to assistive technologies.
Domotics is a home automation AT. This makes independent living possible for the disabled elderly. Home automation is becoming a necessary option for the elderly in their homes, instead of moving to a care home. This technology is used for security, entertainment, energy saving and is great for the elderly.
You could benefit from using assistive devices if you are an elderly person with a disability. You are not limited to your disability in this day and age – no matter how old.
Robotics is also taking center stage. A humanoid robot called ‘pepper’ takes its surroundings and reacts accordingly using algorithms.
A disability robot is a special robot that is designed to assist people with physical disabilities, helping them with daily tasks.
Disability robotics includes robotic arms, electric wheelchairs and other devices that are created to help people with disabilities.
These robotic assistive devices improve the independence and quality of a person with disabilities lives.
. Brain-computer interface technology has potential to improve function and quality of life of those unable to use their limbs – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.
Robotic technology today, as well as in the future, promises to be of tremendous worldwide assistance to people with severe physical disabilities.