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Microsoft Is Adding a Wheelchair Option to Xbox Avatars

Microsoft Is Adding a Wheelchair Option to Xbox Avatars
Great news for disabled gamers who play on the Xbox One. Microsoft is adding the ability for avatars to ride in a wheelchair. Now more folks can have cool avatars that represent them better. It looks like they are also adding some visual tweaks as well.

Phoenix Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegics Rise from Their Chairs

Phoenix Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegics Rise from Their Chairs
There are many exoskeletons in development around the world. While the goal of some is to make your average human able to lift and carry more, the goal for others is to help people who are paralyzed to walk again.
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DIY Tacit Haptic Glove: Now You Can Be Like Daredevil

DIY Tacit Haptic Glove: Now You Can Be Like Daredevil
Being visually impaired or blind isn’t something easy to deal with, but hopefully with future tech like this haptic glove, it will get easier. While it doesn’t replace a lost sense, it will help out trying to get around obstacles.

Willow Garage Studies Ways to Help the Disabled Using its PR2 Robot

Willow Garage Studies Ways to Help the Disabled Using its PR2 Robot
From the time I was born, my grandfather was paralyzed from the waist down and spent his days sitting in a wheelchair. I never really thought it was strange that he couldn’t walk growing up; it’s just the way he was to me.

Breath-Controlled Kick Pedal for Guitar Heroes

Breath-Controlled Kick Pedal for Guitar Heroes
Mods and hacks aren’t always about looking good; often the more clever and crafty individuals among us will bend their minds to  making something more versatile in order to fill a need. In this case, a wheelchair-bound Guitar Hero enthusiast needed to find a way to circumvent the kick pedal on the World Tour drum set.
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