Northrop Grumman tech: Helping people with disabilities

Northrop Grumman tech: Helping people with disabilities

 October 02, 2019

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As technology improves, it's becoming a powerful tool to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. In an engaging article on Now. powered by Northrop Grumman, writer Kelly McSweeney discusses this important topic.

Technology: becoming more key to helping the disabled

"These days, robot design is less about the hardware and more about developing algorithms. As technology improves, it is becoming a powerful tool to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities," writes Kelly.

"From precise technology to help blind children see again to mind-controlled mechanical limbs and wearable technology, machines are improving the quality of life and health outcomes for people. However, it’s not just a one-way relationship. People with disabilities are contributing to research and design for countless technology advances." 

Humans and tech: a mutually beneficial partnership

"Prosthetic limbs, robotic exoskeletons, assistant robots and brain-to-machine interfaces are incredible tools that can help people with disabilities in many different ways. While these assistive technologies are improving, people with disabilities are also helping scientists to more precisely understand how to teach machines to learn, which is helping improve their lives and robot design," Kelly continues.

Read Kelly's full article where she discusses the impact and uses of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Image Recognition Software and Disability Robot Design, for assisting people with disabilities. 

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