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    Do you have issues with your eyesight or hearing, or experience tremors? Chances are good there’s a technology in the works that'll help.

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    Michael J. Miller

    January 20, 2024

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    Perhaps the thing I find most inspiring about CES and similar shows is the many people creating technology to help those with medical issues or disabilities. This year I saw intriguing new solutions for people with visual or auditory issues, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease. Many of these are experimental or expensive but indicate progress in many areas.

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    GyroGlove (Credit: Michael J. Miller)

    For people with Parkinson’s or essential tremors, fine motor movements can be a big challenge. GyroGear’s GyroGlove uses a gyroscope to stabilize the hand, counteracting the tremors. I talked to a woman who had Parkinson’s who said the device has made things like drawing and writing much easier. At nearly $6,000, it’s not for everyone, but I can see [...]

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