Photo: Hand holds a smartphone where the GlucoRx app can be seen on the display; Copyright: James Charles

Diabetes: Computer vision app allows easier monitoring


A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
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Photo: Screenshot of the app asking to confirm full operation mode; Copyright: Mobility Networks

Mobility Networks: Protecting lift users and ensuring manufacturing quality


Safety mode is unique to Mobility Networks. The team has been working hard to develop a higher standard of lift-based technology and this has enabled them to produce Safety Mode.
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Photo: Display of the smartwatch app with a notification about a car honk; Copyright: Jain et al./ASSETS 2020

Smartwatch app alerts d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing users to different sounds


Smartwatches offer people a private method for getting notifications about their surroundings – such as a phone call, health alerts or an upcoming package delivery. Now University of Washington researchers have developed SoundWatch, a smartwatch app for d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing people who want to be aware of nearby sounds.
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Photo: Georg Teufl during rehabilitation process with a stroke patient using virtual reality glasses; Copyright: Rewellio GmbH

Stroke: Digitalization of rehabilitation with Rewellio


Mobile devices like tablets can help people with rehabilitation after a stroke – like with an app or virtual reality. Rewellio starts right here and wants to make therapy easier both for the patients and the physiotherapists. talked to Georg Teufl, founder and CEO of Rewellio GmbH, about the advantages of his product and digitalization in general.
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Graphic: Screenshot of the fuelService app, which shows two figures at a gas station; Copyright: fuelService

fuelService app helps drivers with disabilities to refuel their car


Your car ran out of petrol and you need support refuelling it? The new app fuelService is about to help you find a petrol station where you get the help you need. The app is for free and globally available. App founder Niall El-Assaad told how it works.
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Photo: Simon Janatzek talks about accessible smartphones

If you buy them, some smartphones are already accessible


A quick check on your smartphone to see when the next bus leaves or letting your friend know via WhatsApp that you are running late: those are mundane situations for many people. Yet how accessible are smartphones actually for visually impaired and blind people? spoke with Simon Janatzek. He is visually impaired and tells us which apps are helpful in everyday life.
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