For Gary Smith, retiring from a career in wheelchair Basketball due to a long-term shoulder injury was not an easy decision. He had played wheelchair basketball for as long as he could remember and made many lifelong friends through the…Continue
When the first snowflake fell this year, it made me think about the amazing Amanda Lees (pictured right). To me, I see snow as something that makes it really difficult to get around in my wheelchair. To Amanda, snow is an opportunity to travel, meet with friends and hit the slopes! We asked her to write a guest blog telling us all about her ski adventures........and she didn't disappoint. Here it is......
"As I zoom down the mountain, making…Continue
Georgia Tech researchers have created a new brain-machine interface (BMI) that uses a new class of nano-membrane electrode combined with flexible electronics and a new deep learning algorithm to help disabled people wirelessly control devices. The BMI could be used to control things like an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer, or operate a small robotic vehicle without having to use a hair-electrode cap or mess with wires.
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I am very excited that the 2020 NAIDEX show will be better than ever. As always I will be talking at NAIDEX. I just published a post about disability dating on the NAIDEX Blog
Also of great interest to the Bespoken community is an article about independent living that I wrote for the independentliving site.…Continue