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A wheelchair made by BMW and a prototype bike so valuable it must be kept under guard are two of the new weapons in Rio Paralympians’ unending race for a competitive advantage.
The story of Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi is one of triumph. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, Ridzuan, a van-driver’s son, has gone from flipping burgers in the sleepy border town of Padang Besar in Perlis to winning the nation’s first-ever gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio last year.
According to sources, Japan's transportation ministry plans to create a system utilising a smartphone app to match customers looking for a taxi around the same time, whose points of departure and destination are both close.
The system, which currently screens the faces of Japanese nationals returning home, will also be used for foreigners leaving Japan from fiscal 2019.
Xiborg’s J-shaped carbon-fiber blades are built to transfer as much energy to the ground as possible.
A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organisers launched their ambitious Robot Project on March 15, unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games.
The International Paralympic Committee has partnered with ex-Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata and his studio JP Games to develop The Pegasus Dream Tour, a Paralympics-themed RPG set in a fantasy metropolis called Pegasus City.