15 Results for

quadriplegic

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Thief steals iPhone from quadriplegic

A man who relies on an iPhone to communicate has it stolen from the tray of his wheelchair in the lobby of a Staten Island apartment building.

By Dec. 9, 2012

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PR2 robot helps quadriplegic man shave himself

The experiment is part of a broader effort to use robots to help people with reduced mobility, as well as seniors.

By Jul. 14, 2011

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Game controller for quadriplegics responds to mouth movements

The QuadStick turns to Kickstarter to launch a game controller for people with limited mobility.

By Feb. 5, 2014

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Robots in development can reach out and touch someone

Georgia Tech team is working on a robotic arm that can "feel" through clutter to reach something, a common search-and-rescue task.

By May. 1, 2013

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PR2 maker Willow Garage turns to commercial robotics

Following a report that it will close, the popular startup says it will instead become a self-sustaining company.

By Feb. 11, 2013

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Paralyzed woman moves robotic arm using thought alone

Using the BrainGate neural interface system, a woman paralyzed by a brainstem stroke serves herself coffee for the first time in 15 years.

By May. 17, 2012

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Paralyzed artist paints with mind alone

A woman with Lou Gehrig's disease paints using software that lets her control digital brushes with brainwaves. Now, thanks to a crowdfunding push, she's realizing her dream to exhibit her work.

By Jul. 13, 2013

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Breath Bird app lets you tweet by blowing into a mic

TechFirm's free iPad app enables people who can't use their fingers to tweet by selecting letters with breath power.

By Jul. 15, 2011

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Robotic arm found to work too easily

A computer program created directs a robotic arm to grab objects with just one touch, but in a pilot study the automatic mode is considered "too easy."

By Sep. 24, 2010

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PR2 robot learns to scoop poop

Willow Garage's $400,000 PR2 humanoid robot becomes ever more useful with its poop-scooping skills.

By Oct. 22, 2011