Technology December 22, 2019
#NewzHook2019 – Top 10 Tech Innovations of 2019
Inclusive and accessible technology is making strides every day. New innovations aim to reduce the challenges faced by people with disabilities. Here are the Newz Hook stories featuring the Top 10 technology Initiatives of 2019.
‘Auticare’ by Embright Infotech uses assistive technology and virtual reality to empower and reach out to kids with autism in sectors like medical care and education. It aims to provide solutions to many difficult tasks faced by a child with autism.
‘Swalekhan’ is a Marathi app launched by Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalaya (NAMV) aims to help visually impaired people complete their studies independently.
TouchVision SmartStand by Anaavaran Technologies Private Limited is a device that enables visually impaired people to independently access any form of printed text.
FractoAid is a plaster splint developed by young innovator Mayur Sanas. The splint can be placed on a fractured limb and gives support to the limb until the injured person gets to a doctor.
Arise is a standing wheelchair launched by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, that allows the user to shift positions independently and in a controlled manner. The innovation is multipurpose and is also very affordable.
Hexis is a refreshable Braille reader (RBR) created by inventor Paul D’Souza, the founder of Touchetech Labs. Hexis is like a Kindle for blind and low vision students and may soon be available in many schools across India.
Suno-Be My Ears is an app developed by Adarsh Hasija to facilitate communication between deaf people and others. Users can type out what they want to ask or tell to a hearing person on their mobiles and the app converts it to speech.
Kibo XS is a device from Trestle Labs that can scan and read aloud printed, handwritten and digital texts. It is useful for people with low vision, blindness and those with difficulties in reading. The device can read printed and handwritten content in 12 languages, Indian and foreign.
ScreenPlay is a product by Kidaura Innovations and is a game-based platform. It aims to aide in early screening of children aged between three to six years who are at potential risk of autism or other related disabilities.
Saarthi is a mobility device developed by torch-it Electronics. It is for visually impaired people and helps detect obstacles, allowing them to move around easily and safely.
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