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Touch-Free Smart Phone Empowers Mobility-Impaired

Touch-Free Smart Phone Empowers Mobility-Impaired

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 21, 2014) A touch-free phone developed in Israel enables the mobility-impaired to operate smart phones with just a movement of the head. Suzannah Butcher reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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India Detains Doctor After Cataract Surgery Leaves 20 Blind

India Detains Doctor After Cataract Surgery Leaves 20 Blind

AFP (Dec. 6, 2014) Police detain two people after at least 20 patients who had free cataract surgery at a camp in northern India are left blind. Duration: 00:47 Video provided by AFP
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'Contact Tracers' Hunt Down Ebola in Sierra Leone

'Contact Tracers' Hunt Down Ebola in Sierra Leone

AFP (Dec. 1, 2014) Faced with an Ebola outbreak which has killed almost 1,500 people, Sierra Leone is relying heavily on so-called 'contact tracers' to ensure those who have been in contact with victims are monitored. Duration: 02:19 Video provided by AFP
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