Category Archives: Transportations

Grit Freedom Chair – The all-terrain wheelchair

Typical standard manual wheelchairs have large rear wheels with an extended rim called the hand-rims allowing the user to self-propel. However, it is difficult to push on unpaved roads or grassy fields. MIT R&D and their students started the initial … Continue reading

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Aira

Persons with vision loss face challenging situations daily, especially when they need to travel, do certain tasks by following instructions or getting information for themselves. They may find this product and service called Aira to be very helpful.  Aira consists … Continue reading

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iBeacon (Beacon) Technology

The term iBeacon and Beacon are often used interchangeably. iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react … Continue reading

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Self-driving cars (Autonomous cars)

Most people have wished to avoid hectic driving experiences and dream about a self-driving car. Traveling is one of the challenges for persons with disabilities or the elderly. Some of them may have never driven a car. Others may have been forced to … Continue reading

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