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Toyota’s Partner Robot technologies vision: “freedom of mobility for all, and the joy of self-reliance”

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan Toyota began installing industrial robots in the 1980s, and since then has applied automobile production and developmental technologies to the advancements of Partner Robot technology, where the robots can be viewed as companions to provide support and to also co-exist with people. In line with the ...
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Unconscious Bias Towards People with Disabilities in the Workplace

What is Unconscious Bias? Every day all of us make countless decisions without even realizing we are doing it.  At any given moment, we can be assaulted with 11 million pieces of information.  Because our brains can only process about 40 items efficiently, we need to rely on shortcuts and past knowledge or experiences to make safe assumptions.  This creates what we call ...
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FDA approves first drug to treat multiple sclerosis — Ocrevus for primary progressive MS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). This is the first drug approved by the FDA for PPMS. Ocrevus is an intravenous infusion given by a health care professional. “Multiple sclerosis can have a profound impact on a person’s life,” ...
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‘Smart’ leg mobility device could provide hands-free, alternative to conventional crutches

Individuals with lower leg injuries could soon be saying goodbye to traditional crutches with the development of a hands-free alternative that is more comfortable and potentially more effective. The device, developed by Purdue University graduates, could provide ergonomic and natural movement and transmit real-time recovery data to physicians. “Six and a half million people in the U.S. today use ...
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Kitten wheelchair using 3D printing

Cassidy, the kitten, was found stumbling around a Canadian forest near starvation. Surviving alone in the forest for 9 weeks, and weighed less than one pound when he was brought into the cat sanctuary Tiny Kittens. The sanctuary believe Cassidy’s mother accidentally chewed off his legs when trying to chew through the umbilical chord. The wounds then developed an ...
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Compelling Case Study on Peanut Allergies

The first published data from the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study offers proof that early introduction of peanuts may offer protection from the development of peanut allergies. The study was led by Professor Gideon Lack at King’s College London. “We believe the results from this trial are so compelling, and the problem of the increasing prevalence of peanut ...
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Wine: A Toast to Your Health

Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy a glass of red ...
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New GIFs for Sign Language

  Giphy, the application known for its animated images (GIFs) shared by mobile users, released more than 2,000 American Sign Language words and phrases. Giphy uses videos from the Sign With Robert educational series, adding text descriptions to make the GIFs look like looping flash cards. Giphy users can download and share free of charge. Robert DeMayo, who appears in ...
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United Nations – Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (9CSP CRPD)

Panel: Tec Talk: Brilliant New Designs in Assistive Technology, Ease of Use & Multi-media (L to R) Lia Martirosyan, Rowee Benbenishty, Paul Albano, Chet Cooper, Sophi Kravitz and Dr. Bryan Wolynski The panel focused on innovations in assistive technology, ease of use and multi-media; Discussions aimed toward increasing inclusivity in community and work environments. Speakers presented current and future ...
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Largest Sporting Event in the Western United States of it’s kind, the 7th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival, presented by Molina Healthcare, highlights “Ability over Disability.”

Over 1,000 participants will be engaging in over 25 sports and physical activities, Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. The free, one-day event provides opportunities for people with disabilities to try a wide range of adaptive sports and activities, and connect with local clubs, leagues & programs in their community. The event is ...
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AT&T Recognized for Helping Employees Succeed

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) recognizes companies who hire and promote the blind and visually impaired. This year they named AT&T “Company of the Year” for culture that gives all employees the opportunity to excel both personally and professionally. DARS administers programs that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation, ensure that Texans ...
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Art of The Brain

Art of the Brain, a non-profit organization founded by Judi Kaufman is under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation, held its annual fundraising gala to spotlight the talent and strength of brain cancer survivors and raise funds for brain cancer research headed by Dr. Timothy Cloughesy at the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program.
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Inaugural Address by President Barack Obama

Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.  What makes us exceptional — what makes ...
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An Open Letter To Ann Coulter Using The R-Word

The following is an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after her Tweet (“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” – 8:19 PM – 22 Oct 12) during the Presidential debate. Dear Ann Coulter, Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t ...