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Left to their own devices, electric vehicles would be extremely quiet. Safety concerns have prompted lawmakers to require that they come with a certain noise level. The type of noise, however, is left up to the manufacturers.
American researchers have developed an entirely autonomous robot capable of guiding partially and non-sighted humans around obstacles and in confined spaces. In the future, the new invention could provide a robotic alternative to traditional guide dogs for the blind.
TikTok now offers automatic subtitling of videos. This new feature, for the moment reserved to a few users, promises more accessibility for deaf or hard of hearing people to enjoy the application.
It’s whip fast, obeys commands and doesn’t leave unpleasant surprises on the floor – meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China’s burgeoning loves: pets and technology.
A team of researchers at Intel has developed a concept that allows a visually impaired person to move around the street alone, without the assistance of a dog or a cane.
Innovations aimed at helping people overcome mobility, sight and other disabilities have exploded in recent years, and are becoming ever more integrated in regular consumer goods, the United Nations said on March 23.
Apple Inc was sued by the creator of a mobile-device keyboard interface for the blind who says the company’s failure to police fraudulent knockoffs sold in the App Store penalises honest developers.
Make social networks more accessible to people with disabilities – this is what Facebook and Instagram aim to do through the use of artificial intelligence. From now on, photos published on these platforms will be equipped with a better description that will help blind and visually impaired people.
Assistive technology can break down barriers and open up a new world for people with disabilities, and the need has never been greater as nations speed up to become tech-centric in the face of the pandemic.