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I’ve been at the World Health Organization’s Headquarter participating to the Global Report on Assistive Technology

I’ve been at the World Health Organization’s Headquarter participating to the Global Report on Assistive Technology

3 AUGUST 2019 – On 22 and 23 August WHO held a global consultation on assistive technology to gauge global demand and supply, bottlenecks to access and ways to improve the availability of quality-assured, affordable assistive products for everyone who needs them. Assistive products include hearing aids, wheelchairs, communication aids, spectacles, artificial limbs, pill organizers, memory aids and other essential items that improve quality of life. Everyone will need an assistive product or more eventually, but people living with disability…

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“Good job Ford!” – Millions of disabled people push a chair like Garibaldi did, but for them the problem is to deliver packages with biped robots!!

“Good job Ford!” – Millions of disabled people push a chair like Garibaldi did, but for them the problem is to deliver packages with biped robots!!

In a more or less near future, the delivery of goods, from local supermarket to large online stores, could be carried out by self-driving cars or by biped folding robots, housed in the back of the van, which would take care of the last transport phase, delivery at home. This at least is Ford’s vision and his Digit project.     According to the World Health Organization, 1% of the world’s population is sitting on a wheelchair – we are…

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MSC cruise and disability

MSC cruise and disability

I had never been on a cruise, this was my first experience. Although I believe there are many things to reconsider, I think it is a very nice experience to do for a wheelchair person. The percentage of people with motor disabilities who choose a cruise is between 3% and 5% and if we add the elderly, as a category with mobility problems, the percentage increases considerably. Therefore the “disability” target in numerical terms is not to be underestimated, but…

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