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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