Researchers find ways to coax the paralysed to walk

Students at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA, have devised a more efficient trike, a human-powered vehicle somewhat like a bicycle but with three or four wheels, for

TWO young students have developed a computerised glove which can convert the deafmute alphabet into speech and another has invented a blind person's stick which can "hear" obstacles. As part of a

DAM FAILURE: Boliden, a Canadian mining company, blamed falling metal prices and costs associated with a dam rupture for the company's second-quarter loss. Pre-tax losses were $52.1 million compared

Mona, a computer generated figure, will teach written English to deaf children in the US

A cane with a magnetic guide for blind people is currently being patented by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing company of St Paul in Minnesota, USA. The tip of the cane houses a sensor that

A new wheelchair offers unbelievable manoeuvrability to the handicapped

Computerised canes may be better tools to steer blind people around obstacles

Researchers at the University of Birmingham, uk, have developed a navigation and orientation device, called MoBIC (Mobility of Blind and Elderly People Interacting with Computers). The device would

A robot will now allow disabled people to become independent of helpers at work and at home