Smart Home Technology

Door Locks and Security Systems Smart door locks and security system technology is at the forefront of the independent living initiative. It’s the top tool to protect your home and give your family peace of mind. A smart security system allows your family to monitor entrance activity to your home, so they’ll always know you’re […]

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Eye-controlled Wheelchair

The Independence Drive is a system that lets users control their wheelchair using eye-tracking software. (Team Gleason Photo) It all started with a hackathon. Back in 2014, a team of Microsoft employees developed the EyeGaze, a wheelchair that users could move through eye movement and a Surface tablet. The project was a response to a […]

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Att: Gamers, Xbox Is Embracing Access… Literally A GAMER CHANGER!

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Adaptive Controller today, an accessory for the game console for those with limited mobility to play games. It makes games accessible to a wider audience, and that’s what drew the attention of Xbox head Phil Spencer, who was ultimately responsible for greenlighting the project. The controller enables people who don’t have […]

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DER ZIESEL: The Offroad Driving Machine

The Der Ziesel Offroad Driving Machine ($30,000) — the unlikely and bizarre offspring of an M1 Abrams battle tank and a Hoveround mobility scooter — is one serious vehicle, ready to handle snow, sand, mud, and grass. It’s essentially a tube steel frame and a racing seat bolted onto two off-road tracks powered by two PMS electric […]

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