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Testing new ways to navigate a complicated world. ETH Zurich/Alessandro Della Bella

Cybathlon: A bionics competition for people with disabilities

People with disabilities are often disappointed with their devices' performance, and choose not to use them. To encourage innovation, a new competition tests assistive technologies.
Artificial leg wearers tend to fare better than “wheelchair-bound” athletes in the media. Jason Verwey

Leg-ism leaves some Paralympic stars out on a limb

We all know the media is influential. We also know the media’s portrayal of disability issues and disabled people is uneven. Such biases are also evident in the portrayal of the technology employed by…
When it comes to design and performance, all wheelchairs are not created equally. April Fonti/AAP

Wheelchair technology in the Paralympics … and its spin-offs

Equipment such as wheelchairs or prosthesis is fundamental in allowing some people with disabilities to carry out the tasks of daily living. But in the endeavour to go higher, faster and longer, athletes…

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