Hi-tech batons allow blind musicians to follow conductor for first time

Hi-tech batons allow blind musicians to follow conductor for first time A high-tech baton that allows blind musicians to follow a conductor for the first time has been developed, paving the way for them to join professional mainstream orchestras. The baton, loaded with microchips, transmits the precise movements of the conductor via wireless signals to… Continue Reading Hi-tech batons allow blind musicians to follow conductor for first time

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Bose’s New Sunglasses Have Built-In Headphones & Audio Augmented Reality Features, So They’re Basically From The Future

Bustle.com 16th January 2019 Bose’s New Sunglasses Have Built-In Headphones & Audio Augmented Reality Features, So They’re Basically From The Future Sara Tan When we think of high-tech sunglasses, it’s hard not to picture frames that can download data, give blind people the ability to see, or stream TV from anywhere you are, thanks to… Continue Reading Bose’s New Sunglasses Have Built-In Headphones & Audio Augmented Reality Features, So They’re Basically From The Future

We Must Not Let Brexit Disable The Already Disabled

Huff Post We Must Not Let Brexit Disable The Already Disabled 10th January 2019 You judge a society on how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, and Westminster is failing people like my daughter on all counts By Dan White My daughter Emily is just one of the estimated 11million disabled people living in the… Continue Reading We Must Not Let Brexit Disable The Already Disabled

Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases

HealthITNews 14th January 2019 Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases By Dean Koh Last week, Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness, according to a report by Xinhua News. About 300 residents from… Continue Reading Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases

Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases

Xinhua 10th January 2019 Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases A Chinese hospital on Thursday launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness.  Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province become the first to use the device, co-developed by China’s search engine Baidu and… Continue Reading Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases

Huawei Facing Emotions App let’s Blind People Detect Peoples Emotions

Phone Radar 4th January 2019 Huawei Facing Emotions App let’s Blind People Detect Peoples Emotions Pavan Kumar Its always good to have a face-to-face talk with people rather than a phone call or a text message since they do not reveal the actual mood of them as we cannot see the facial expressions. A similar… Continue Reading Huawei Facing Emotions App let’s Blind People Detect Peoples Emotions

China continues steady development of braille materials

Xinhua 4th January 2019 China continues steady development of braille materials China has sped up efforts concerning braille and continued braille standardization, said an official with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) on Friday. At an event commemorating the first World Braille Day, which falls on Jan. 4, Cheng Kai, vice president of the CDPF,… Continue Reading China continues steady development of braille materials

Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

gov.uk 6th January 2019 Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas The scheme is part of funding awarded to innovative projects to help people develop digital skills Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Cash will also fund app for people with Down’s Syndrome to… Continue Reading Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

Regional network set up to help control myopia

shine.cn 6th January 2019 Regional network set up to help control myopia Cai Wenjun Shanghai will set up a regional network for children’s myopia prevention and control, with a trial to be carried out in Minhang District. The network, under the guidance of the Shanghai Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and consisting of schools,… Continue Reading Regional network set up to help control myopia