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special-needs kids


Robotics students build automated locker for special-needs peer

A student with muscular dystrophy could not open his own school locker, so two robotics students stepped up to build an automated opener to give him a hand.

By May 6, 2013


Tapping this app gives special-needs users a voice

A new wave of App Store offerings, including Proloquo2Go, is gaining favor over clunky and uberexpensive devices for those with communication disorders--and making assistive technology cool.

By August 30, 2010


Protein could mean slow-melting ice cream in less than five years (Tomorrow Daily 237)

We love ice cream, but we don't love the mess it makes on a hot day. Fortunately for us, scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland may have solved that sticky problem with a specific protein.

By September 3, 2015


We scream, you scream, we all scream for slow-melt ice cream (Tomorrow Daily 237)

Ashley and Khail get excited about the possibility of slow-melting ice cream and discuss a non-profit company offering VR experiences for special needs kids. And they show off Land Rover's new "Transparent Trailer" prototype.

By September 3, 2015


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 November 22, 2013


Food-gnashing compost container tops Grommet awards

In a battle of product pitches, between biodegrable cat boxes, sensory toys, toothy compost bins, and other gizmos, two products emerge victorious.

By March 21, 2014


Interactive robot aids autistic kids in the classroom

A friendly robot programmed to interact and educate kids with autism is officially launched into special-needs classrooms.

By May 14, 2013


Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

The term "Google bus" has come to symbolize very real tensions between tech companies and the communities they call home. Here's a look below the surface.

By February 8, 2014


Search results become 3D-printed objects for blind users

Want a giraffe? At a school for the blind in Japan, kids' online search results become real-world objects.

By September 20, 2013


'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 April 12, 2012