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Purdue University Launches site technological innovations for the disabled

Developed by Purdue University, the site is available to persons with disabilities and interested in the area

 
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Bradley S. Duerstock, professor de prática de engenharia biomédica e industrial, está liderando o projeto Bradley S. Duerstock
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Bradley S. Duerstock

A new website developed by Purdue University in the United States, is available for people with disabilities and interested in the area to share experiences and suggestions on how to overcome obstacles related to physical disabilities. Institute for Assessible Science The site was created thanks to the prize of 2 million dollars that the university received to help students overcome challenges due to physical disabilities.

Users can share information about obstacles, as well as technology support and resources they use or recommend. Engineering professor and principal investigator on the project, Bradley S. Duerstock, schools of Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, said the visitors also want to meet creative and innovative solutions to overcome the challenges of day to day.

Duerstock, which is a neuroscientist and wheelchair user, create alternatives so that it can work in the laboratory. Some of these technologies, including a remote controlled light microscope with voice recognition, will be available at a later date.

"It's a two way street - people can use the site to access information or to share what they know. Our site will be the source of information for users to identify and prioritize key initiatives that can be exploited," said the teacher basic medical sciences and project team member Susan M. Mendrysa, the School of Veterinary Medicine.

"Visitors will participate in group discussions on topics related to paralysis and create new forums for greater interaction and exchange of experiences among users. In addition, we are developing an application that acts as a smart phone, which will be available within few months and will feature the most popular features of the site. You can also actively monitor the site and answer questions or suggestions for resources., "said project manager for the Institutes for Science Accessible, Lisa Hilliard.

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