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Five days a week, people who are sick and disabled stop by Craig Kraft's workshop on the bottom floor of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Toddlers with spindly legs, children with contorted spines, bodies weakened and wrenched by diseases...

source: Tampa Bay Times

Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., introduced a bill recently to create a separate benefit for complex rehab — with a twist. The bill, H.R. 1516, is the same as last year's, with the addition of a provision to make all complex rehab items purchase...

source: HME News

No sooner had the House of Representatives passed a bill that would reform the competitive bidding program, that things started moving in the Senate. The House on March 16 voted unanimously to pass H.R. 284, which would require binding bids and proof of licensure.

source: HME News

Google has been making enough progress with its self-driving cars that it believes it could be ready for broad-scale use within five years. Chris Urmson, the head of the Google project, also has a very personal reason for that time...

source: Re/code

Recently, a group of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a Bluetooth-powered mouse that a woman with cerebral palsy could direct by sipping and puffing with her lips. Another group developed a head motion-activated...

source: Campus Technology

What if putting on a raincoat was difficult? What if attending a formal event meant wearing clothing that limited one's independence? From dress codes to inclement weather, the lack of adaptive clothing can affect the lives of individuals with disabilities in unexpected...

source: MIT News


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