accessibility

How inventing became a passion: Developing autonomous vehicles to help support healthy aging and people with disabilities

For more than 10 years, I have focused my research on creating accessible technology for people with disabilities. This led to my current research in designing solutions for the aging population whose cognitive and functional ability change over time. Over the weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the USPTO’s press event at SXSW, […]

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Q&A with Will Scott: Innovative Young Engineer applying AI to accessibility

Three IBM researchers have been named 2017 Innovative Young Engineers by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Griselda Bonilla, Kun Hun, and Will Scott joined the the nation’s 82 brightest young engineers to take part in the NAE’s 23rd annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering […]

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Realizing a barrier-free society

Field experiment at a busy shopping district in Tokyo Tokyo’s underground consists of miles of pedestrian walkways, extensive shopping arcades and a subway network. It stretches for hundreds of kilometers between more than 200 subway stations. Even with a map and a good sense of direction, it is not necessarily an easy place to navigate. […]

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Cognitive machines assist independent living as we age

We’ve all had that so-called “senior moment.” Leaving your wallet at a restaurant. Forgetting where you put your house key. Or maybe it’s physical, like no longer being able to take the stairs up to your office at work. As we age, mental and physical challenges do creep up. And we need assistance to stay […]

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