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

Researchers develop app that recognizes voices and transcribe it as text

10/04/2019

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: Scientist at Food Institute of KTU; Copyright: Kaunas University of Technology

Lithuanian researchers created special food for elderly patients

10/04/2019

Researchers of Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences developed innovative micronutrient-rich food product for elderly people who have swallowing difficulties. Visually attractive and tasty food was tested with a group of geriatric patients.
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Photo: Student picking the RFID-tagged letters to tap on the i-Tile; Copyright: NTU Singapore

Interactive technology to help children with special needs learn

08/04/2019

With funding from Temasek Foundation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) researchers have developed an interactive educational tool called the i-Tile, which makes learning more engaging for children with special needs.
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Photo: Young man with VR-glasses and some virtual projections on his body; Copyright: panthermedia.net/wayne0216

Virtual reality could be used to treat neurological disorders

08/04/2019

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently.
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