Georgia Tech and Shepherd To Study Wireless for DisabledBy Rehab Management: Rehab Today,
Publication Date: November 2006
Article discusses a 4.75 million-dollar grant awarded from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to Georgia Tech University’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy and the Shepherd Hospital, which is a catastrophic care hospital in Atlanta, to develop wireless technologies designed to enhance quality of life for people with disabilities. Areas of new technology development include emergency communications, location-based services, advanced auditory interfaces for handheld electronic devices, and universal remote control systems that allow a cell phone to be used to operate electronic devices appliances. The RERC team will also partner with wireless product manufacturers, mobile wireless service providers, and consumer volunteers with disabilities to test and report on the usability of a variety of wireless devices. Results from product tests will be used to create an online resource of wireless product reviews.
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