Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Revolutionary Technology

Technology (and God) makes all things possible.

If you didn't believe that before, you will now. New Scientist reports on breakthrough technology developed by Ambient Corporation that allows a person to control a motorized wheelchair by thought only. Don't believe it? Watch this video.

Watch a news report here which explains the speech applications as well:

From the website:
Michael Callahan and Thomas Coleman founded Ambient Corporation to help people with speaking disabilities regain their ability to communicate. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through utilization of the mind and advanced communication.

This technology is being developed in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois and supported by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and National Instruments.
They have made a developer's kit available to researchers interested in developing other applications.
I am very excited to see what comes from the research and how this will be used at the Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago. This product has the potential to truly transform lives. I hope they have as much financial backing from investors as the Segway!

Thanks to Kern Kelley for the heads-up on this information.

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