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The tech empowering disabled people in cities

9th Jul 19

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Cities are difficult to navigate at the best of times, but for people with disabilities, they can be like an obstacle course and a maze wrapped into one.

UK national travel survey found that adults with mobility difficulties took 39% fewer trips than those with no disability in 2017. Yet that could change as devices and cities grow smarter.

Assistive tech is playing a big role in the transformation. The global value of the industry is expected to increase from $14 billion in 2015 to $30.8 billion in 2024, according to Zion Market Research and Coherent Market Insights. Here are three high-tech solutions making cities easier for people with disabilities.

Jose Di Felice, from Switzerland, was paralyzed in both legs and one arm after a high-speed motorcycle accident three years ago.

While adjusting to life in a wheelchair, he realized that stai...

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