Steemhunter Assistive Technology Digest - October 22, 2018
Following are some recent items found by steemhunters that potentially deal with assistive technology devices or services. These are not endorsements. This is presented in this digest to show what is available and possible for people with disabilities. Also, by starting a regular digest it might hopefully encourage more steemhunters to keep the category of assistive technology devices and services in mind as they continue to hunt for more items in the future.
1. EZ Lite Cruiser - Electric wheelchair, comfortable and all terrain
An electric wheelchair with different features which allows it to move on different types of surface areas.
2. Keeogo: rehabilitation training and personal assistance
According to the official product site this device is supported by organizations such as the Arthritis Society and Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Also, according to keeogo.com the device is:
"...built with B-TEMIA’s Dermoskeleton technology. It is designed to help those with mobility challenges by enabling independence through support during daily activities."
These might not fall under assistive technology devices or services directly but they are worth taking note of:
1. CAPIO: Upper body Exoskeleton for Teleoperation
Unlike Keeogo mentioned above this exoskeleton seems to be targeted for able bodied people to give them more strength in the upper torso area.
2. 18Percent: Peer to peer online support community for mental health
"18percent" gets its name from the site's claim that 18% of Americans are living with mental health issues. 18percent is an on-line Slack-based community so I don't believe this mental health support community is restricted to only people living in the United States.