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New Wheelchair Lift Promises More Access

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May 24, 2013
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An elementary school inspires University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a new wheelchair lift. The Funicular is still in the testing stages, but could make more places wheelchair accessible.


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Paralyzed Patients Flick Tongue to Move

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AP (Nov. 27, 2013) — In a new study, patients paralyzed from the neck down may have gained more mobility and independence by flicking their tongues. Researchers created an experimental device that relies on tongue movements to pilot a wheelchair and use a computer. (Nov. 27)
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New Tech Lets Wheelchair Users Steer With Their Tongues

New Tech Lets Wheelchair Users Steer With Their Tongues

Newsy (Nov. 27, 2013) — A small, magnetic sensor is helping wheelchair users steer their chairs, type on computers, make phone calls and more.
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Tongue Tip Technology Drives Quadriplegic Independence

Tongue Tip Technology Drives Quadriplegic Independence

Reuters (Dec. 18, 2013) — Quadriplegics may soon gain more independence with a device that allows them to steer a wheelchair and operate wireless technology with their tongue. Its developers at Georgia Institute of Technology, say the device is easy to use and could transform the lives of people paralysed from the neck down. Ben Gruber reports.
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Mini Horse Is Service Animal for Alaska Boy

Mini Horse Is Service Animal for Alaska Boy

AP (Mar. 22, 2013) — A miniature horse has been trained to help a 4-year-old Alaska boy who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that could leave him wheelchair-bound when he gets older. School officials and students welcome the horse as just another classmate.
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