Keyboard App Empowers Disabled

Technology has the ability to transform the lives of people with disabilities. One example is SwiftKey, an app for keyboards that helps non-verbal users communicate. Joe Osborn, Senior Engineering Manager at SwiftKey joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

SciTech Now 503

In this episode of SciTech Now, a unique approach to studying Alzheimer’s disease; an app that empowers people with disabilities; how to prolong your phone’s battery; and a laser label maker.

SciTech Now Episode 322

In this episode of SciTech Now, how turf grass is impacting sports; an app and sensor that collects and graphs temperature data for tenants; a British researcher challenges how we look at aging; and innovative technology for people with disabilities.

SciTech Now Episode 321

In this episode of SciTech Now, a wheelchair that allows dancers with disabilities to move in new directions; the online platform, IssueVoter uses tech to promote civic engagement; a biotech company creates spider silk; and the science behind making beer.

A chair fit for dancing

For dancers with disabilities, traditional wheelchair designs can limit mobility and artistic expression. Science Friday brings us the story of a choreographer who was inspired to create a smart-power wheelchair enabling dancers to move in new direction.