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assistive

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'Socially assistive' bots to help kids read, exercise, and more

The National Science Foundation awards $10 million to a team led by researchers at Yale to develop bots that help kids physically, emotionally, and cognitively.

By Apr. 12, 2012

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Assistive kitchen devices meet many needs

Kitchen tools designed to help those with physical impairments can also give your kids more independence.

By Jul. 10, 2008

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Cyborgs to vie in Olympics for robot-assisted athletes

Get ready for the Cybathlon. The first Olympics for augmented humans will take place in Switzerland in 2016 and feature some of the top assistive gear around.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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Beyond apps: These startups are tackling real-world problems

Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.

By Aug. 21, 2013

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Aacorn app anticipates what kids want to say

A new app out of Australia enables kids with speech impairments or developmental delays to convey their thoughts more quickly and easily.

By Nov. 22, 2013

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Four ways to fix an unresponsive iPhone home button

If your iPhone button is not responding and you're out of warranty, here are four things you can do to fix it.

By Oct. 3, 2012

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The future is now at MIT Media Lab

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman visited the famed research and development lab and got a first-hand look at some technologies that could reshape our world.

By Jul. 23, 2010

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FDA approves bionic eye for adults with rare genetic disease

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System includes an eyeglass-mounted camera, a portable video processing unit, and an array of electrodes implanted onto the retina to allow the patient to detect light and dark.

By Feb. 14, 2013

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Windows 8 will be more accessible to those with disabilities

The new OS will see some improvements in its accessibility features, making it easier for people who are visually impaired or face other disabilities.

By Feb. 15, 2012

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iRobot may send its Ava 'bot to medical school

iRobot invests $6 million in InTouch Health to test its robots, including Ava, for use in telemedicine and assisted care at healthcare facilities.

By Jan. 31, 2012