According to a recently published report by the World Health Organization, about 1 billion people around the world suffer some kind of physical challenge. Technology has always come to the aid of those that have physical impairments such as speech impairment, motion disorders or disabilities, visual impairment etc. In today’s world there are quite a number of technological advancements that have made life easier for the physically challenged. There are numerous amounts of gadgets and applications that are made to aid the disabled in their day to day life.
These gadgets and apps offer a wide range of services to our disabled friends; they provide help with reading to those that are visually impaired, they help patients who suffer from shaky hands be able to eat without any help amongst many other things. Below are a few technological advancements that have made life easier for needy.
Zipline is a company that delivers medical products to hospitals and clinics located in remote areas. They use drones to make the deliveries which makes it very convenient and reliable to doctors and nurses working in remote areas. Due to the urgent nature of orders, zipline has in its stores all the medical supplies that could be needed. All the doctor or nurse has to do to engage zipline is to text them and their response is swift. They immediately pack the product and inform the recipient that the delivery is on its way. Their services are faster than any other mode of transportation.
This is a company that specializes in the making of user friendly equipment for performing various. They provide the field of consumer robotics with cutting edge technology that is very user friendly to all. One of their most impressive gadgets is the Zatu Robotics printer. This printer is small but can print any size of paper you want. The robot operates by running across the paper as it prints. Because of their cutting edge technology they have managed to win quite a number of accolades amongst the best innovation.
This is a company that was started in 2010; it has provided the world with the first ever pure software that specializes in face and eye tracking. The fact that no extra hardware ids needed to operate this application makes it amazing. This application can be very helpful in the medical field as eyes can be used as a get way to studying brain activity. Concussions, autism and even stroke can be detected through the eyes. Thanks to this wonderful piece of technology any mobile phone can now become a medical machine that can be used to track brain activity.
This is an exoskeleton that can be worn and provides powerful hip and knee movements. This technology has enabled those that are affected by spinal cord injuries to perform several tasks including; descending stairs, walking, standing upright and turn. It is the first ever exoskeleton to be sanctioned by the FDA for personal use and rehabilitation.
This is the largest crowdfunding community that connects; donors, nonprofit organizations and companies. The organization has worked in many countries including Zimbabwe and Afghanistan. The organization lends a helping hand to nonprofits, by ensuring they secure the necessary tools and training that they need in order to improve the quality of people’s lives around the globe.
As much as some people claim that technology has led to the decay of society, it has done a tremendously good job at ensuring that those living in need are easily helped. Advancements in technology have enabled many people living with disabilities better their standards of life by providing a safer ways of handling their disabilities. Technology has brought to life the saying that inability is not disability. Those living in disability are not the sole beneficiaries in technological advancements. People who need urgent services be it medical supplies or relief food are able to access this things faster and easily. This has led to the saving of many lives across the world.