2015 年 5 月 27 日 のアーカイブ

4208-Wheelchair

2015 年 5 月 27 日 水曜日

Let me introduce you a wheelchair. It is used as a moving means for those who can’t walk on their own. Today, physically handicapped persons are about 1.18 million in Japan. They account for about a half of the handicapped. Therefore, many people need wheelchairs. In addition, aging population is progressing in Japan. So a wheelchair is in great demand.

A wheelchair is roughly classified into two categories. One is a standard type, and the other is an electric type. The latter can be used in smaller burden than the former because it is moved by electric power. However, the latter is expensive and can’t move for a long distance. So people choose a wheelchair suitable for their needs. They can improve the quality of life.

In the future, wheelchairs will be more necessary. I wish that they evolve to be easy to use for anyone.

4235-What is ‘Let’s chat’?

2015 年 5 月 27 日 水曜日

4235-What is ‘Let’s chat’?

Let me introduce on assistive technology called “Let’s chat.” It is a product by Panasonic. It enables you to communicate with others, only by pushing the switch.

“Let’s chat” has a dial and a panel. First, you set the panel so that you can watch it easily. Second, you turn the power on, and the alphabets of dial are lighted up. If you push the letter, the word that you want to convey is completed. Switches are of various shapes, so people can choose a desired switch. Finally, you push “pronunciation” and “Let’s chat” to pronounce the word. In this way, deaf people can communicate with others.

4236-Assistive Technology for Disable People in Legs

2015 年 5 月 27 日 水曜日

Let me introduce an assistive technology. The assistive technology is for people who can’t walk normally. The technology has existed for a long time. This was made in various countries, but we don’t know who made the item first. Now, thanks to this, many people enjoy daily lives, but today we produce more useful wheel chairs, which are specialized in playing sports. The special wheelchairs are for those who can’t play sports, because they can’t move their legs normally.