Photo: smartphone with the ListenAll application on its screen; Copyright: Asociación RUVID

Researchers develop app that recognizes voices and transcribe it as text


ListenAll is a free application which can recognize people’s voices and transcribe it to text. It is especially designed to facilitate the integration of several groups such as people with hearing issues or physical deficiencies. The app is available for mobile devices with Android and iOS systems.
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Photo: Alejandro E. Panduro (left) and Hee Rin Lee working together with caregivers for people with dementia; Copyright: Healthcare Robotics Lab/University of California San Diego

The robots that dementia caregivers want


Building robots that can help people with dementia has been a longtime goal for roboticists. Yet until now, no one has sought to survey informal caregivers, such as family members, about what characteristics and roles these robots should have.
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Photo: A volunteer demonstrates how the robotic system can feed people; Copyright: Eric Johnson/University of Washington

How to train your robot


About 1 million adults in the United States need someone to help them eat, according to census data from 2010. It's a time-consuming and often awkward task. Researchers at the University of Washington are working on a robotic system that can help make it easier.
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Photo: Keynote panel of last years M-Enabling Forum Europe during REHACARE; Copyright: Nicole Zimmermann

M-Enabling Forum Europe enters REHACARE for the second time


The second edition of the M-Enabling Forum Europe 2019 will take place on September 19, 2019 in the Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf parallel to REHACARE. It is a crucial opportunity to link policy to practice through current and emerging technologies for all.
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Photo: Researchers with the mechanized cane; Copyright: University of Malaga

Mechanized cane measures rehabilitation process without patients noticing it


It monitors a person's time of use and weight-bearing while walking, in a nonintrusive way for users and at low cost. The device was developed of the Embedded Systems Engineering Group of the University of Malaga. They have specialized in the design of physical devices to aid users.
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Photo: Someone with a bionic hand holds his phone in his hands; Copyright: Luca Rossini

A prosthetic that restores the sense


Researchers have developed a next-generation bionic hand that allows amputees to regain their proprioception. The results of the study, which have been published in Science Robotics, are the culmination of ten years of robotics research.
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Photo: Blue Room featuring bus scenario; Copyright: Third Eye NeuroTech & Newcastle University

Virtual reality: Lasting effect of treatment for autism phobias


Virtual reality has been shown to help children with autism with nearly 45 per cent remaining free from their fears and phobias six months after treatment. A separate study has shown for the first time that the treatment works for some autistic adults.
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