Scientific innovations to help.
Hello dear friends; Artificial intelligence, robotics and science in general are experiencing surprising advances, the speed with which new devices and applications are generated that positively affect our society is unprecedented in our history.
It is enough to look at a digital portal or a scientific magazine to appreciate the magnitude of what is happening around us related to innovations in science and technology.
Today I want to share with you a couple of developments that improve the quality of life of people with some type of disability or limitation.
System to speak with the gaze.
Recently Ivan Bakaidov, a computer scientist with paralysis from the city of Saint Petersburg, developed a system that allows people with disabilities who can only move their eyes to communicate.
The system works by means of an eye-tracking device ("eye tracker") and an application. A virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. The person who uses it only has to fix his gaze for a second to write a letter, once the word or sentence is written, you must turn your gaze to the icon that activates the voice and the robot will read the written text.
Application to recognize loved ones.
In the same way, three Nigerian teenagers designed an application that helps patients with dementia to remember loved ones.
As part of their participation in an international competition, Rachael Akano, Margaret Akano, and Joy Njekwe developed "Memory Haven" an application that contains six functions and can help dementia patients remember their loved ones.
Face recognition, the application contains photo albums that the patient can look at to recognize and identify who is in the image.
Using voice recognition allows users to recognize their loved ones.
Contains a music feature for storing personal playlists.
Memory games and reminder function.
Undoubtedly there are many important technological developments, much more when these are aimed at improving the quality of life of a person who has some type of disability, whether she was born with a special condition, or is the product of an accident.
This is the orientation that any development based on artificial intelligence, robotics or any other scientific branch should take, I think that work should be done to improve the quality of life of those who suffer the most and these developments are the living example of the direction in which we must move.
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