5 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Disabled People at CES 2024

5 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Disabled People at CES 2024

Roberta Wilson-Garrett concentrated on the glove that was securely covering her right hand. She was using this glove as a temporary fix for the Parkinson’s disease-related tremors that were impairing her ability to move freely.

The GyroGlove that she discovered at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas made it possible for her to carry out activities that other people frequently take for granted, such as writing with precision or properly holding a cup of coffee without spilling it. Wilson-Garrett expressed her gratitude for the life-changing impact that GyroGlove had on her by sharing her experience of how it stopped tremors and made routine tasks that appeared to be straightforward, such as getting dressed, more bearable.

Dr. Faii Ong, the founder of GyroGear, disclosed that the company that is responsible for GyroGlove has developed the most advanced hand stabiliser in the world. This was accomplished through collaboration with strategic partners such as the Chinese technology group Foxconn. The GyroGlove is equipped with a gyroscope that is roughly the size of a hockey puck. Within the gyroscope is a spinning disc that rotates at a rate that is comparable to that of a jet engine turbine.

Dr. Faii Ong emphasized how important it is to not concentrate on the disease itself but rather on the life of the individual. He brought attention to the objective of GyroGear, which is to minimize the size of the gyroscope in subsequent iterations of the glove in order to achieve continuous improvement.

During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), GyroGear was one of the many companies that presented their innovative solution with the intention of improving the lives of people who have disabilities. They joined the ranks of other startups, such as Glidance, as well as established players, such as Amazon.

Lumen’s technology-packed glasses for the blind were also on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These glasses provide wearers with information about dangerous walking routes and even assist them in avoiding obstacles such as puddles. Furthermore, a variety of eyewear solutions were presented, such as frames that can also be used as hearing aids and glasses that are designed to address visual impairments and dyslexia.

Amos Miller, a person with a visual impairment, founded Glidance, which is a two-wheeled device that acts as a guide for people who are blind or visually impaired. Individuals who are visually impaired have a practical solution in the form of Glide, which can be programmed to either lead the way or navigate obstacles.

One more interesting piece of technology that is powered by artificial intelligence comes from a Hong Kong-based startup called AI Guided. This company manufactures a belt that is equipped with GPS technology and assists visually impaired individuals in independently navigating their surroundings. Cameras located in the front of the device search the environment for potential obstructions, and a vibration motor located in the back of the device alerts the user to any potential obstacles that may be present along the path. It employs computer vision, a subset of artificial intelligence, as well as an AI model that has been trained to recognize objects in order to examine the environment for potential obstructions.

OneCourt, a different startup, recently presented a toy-sized replica of a football field that is capable of converting real-time sports updates into vibrations. Fans of sports who are visually impaired now have the opportunity to experience the action of a variety of sports, including American football, hockey, and tennis, thanks to this innovation. 

An analyst at Techsponsential named Avi Greengart emphasized the significance of accessibility as the primary and most advantageous application of technology. The wide range of innovations on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) proved this.

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