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Wearable assistive technology will hit the runway at Invictus showcase

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By Vjosa IsaiStaff Reporter
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017timer3 min. read

Electronic glasses for the visually impaired — including people who haven’t been able to see their entire lives — will be among the 48 exhibits at this week’s Accessibility Innovation Showcase, an official event of the 2017 Invictus Games.

The free, two-day showcase begins Monday and will feature new tech designed for people living with disabilities. Some products will also hit the runway at the showcase’s wearable technology fashion show at 10:45 a.m. Monday.

Companies were selected based in part on how their product helps increase the user’s independence, said Morris Milner, a doctor of biomedical engineering and a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto.

“The impact of these kinds of devices is very significant . . . This is very dramatic stuff, and I think we’re on the cusp of seeing bigger” advancements in wearable technologies, he said.

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