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Tactile Feedback Adds “Muscle Sense” to Prosthetic Hand

Engineers working to add “muscle sense” to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand. The results will be presented in June, in Germany, by researchers from Rice University and the Research Center “E.Piaggio” of the University of Pisa and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). “Humans have an innate sense of how […]

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The ABLE Act and Employment: Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Increasing Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities

The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities The LEAD Center is excited to announce the release of a brief titled, “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with […]

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Thank you ADAPT

Thank you ADAPT for bringing your own effective and appreciated brand of action to the FDA, urging that they finalize the rule that would outlaw the use of the devices that are used at the Judge Rotenberg Center to deliver contingent electric shock. Read more here: http://adapt.org/2017-may-16th-press-release-adapt-at-fda-seeking-end-to-torture-of-disabled-people/ http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2017/05/adapt-goes-to-fda-to-take-on-judge-rotenberg-center-001704507.html Don’t forget to recognize the amazing work of ADAPT when thinking about donations! Learn more about ADAPT here: http://adapt.org/ and support them here: http://adapt.org/donate/ — Nancy   […]

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MTA Launches New Awareness Campaign to Encourage Customers to Offer Pregnant, Disabled and Senior Riders a Seat

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a new awareness campaign to encourage customers to move their feet and offer a seat for pregnant riders, seniors and those with a disability who are seeking seats. The pilot program, which begins on Mother’s Day and runs through Labor Day, will examine ways to encourage courtesy by helping riders easily identify fellow customers with specialized needs who need a seat. MTA already provides disabled customers “priority seating” […]