Manufactured by Austrian startup Tec-Innovation, the InnoMake shoe uses ultrasound sensors to warn blind users of obstacles in their path. The footwear may soon become even more capable, though, thanks to integrated cameras.
It's been a challenging year for mental health. The global pandemic has been rightfully difficult for so many, and it's completely reshaped the way many of us view, manage, and maintain our emotional balance.
Nkoshinathi is a 33-year-old young man studying toward a BA Social Work Degree at the University of Kwazulu Natal.
Benedict is studying toward his Master Philosophy in Disability Studies at UCT. He is 38 years old and is totally blind.
Artificial intelligence (AI) developer Jagadish K. Mahendran and his team designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
Bongani Maleka is a big man with a warm heart. He loves music. When he was young, he was part of a choir which won competitions. Today, he listens to everything from Jazz to opera. After school, he went to a technical college where he studied things like industrial electronics and engineering science. Later he was Manager at a retail outlet.
And then one day, he heard an interview on the radio which changed the direction of his life.
According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), PTSD is a "debilitating condition which follows a traumatic event". Patients often relive the traumatic events and it is most often accompanied by sudden and vivid memories.
An autonomous vehicle company has begun a world first trial of its driverless pods with blind veterans and the charity that supports them.