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5 new technologies that help disabled and bedridden people experience the world again

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@peterdufs @KylaHollywood​: Check this out! #Fascinating – #Technologies that help #disabled. #technology #disability

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Henry Evans is an enthusiastic world traveler. In the past year, he has visited Vermillion, South Dakota; Sydney, Australia; and Qusar, Azerbaijan. He’s explored halls of the Smithsonian, gone scuba diving in California, and flown over Bora Bora. He is in the midst of finagling a trip to space.

Evans, it should be noted, does all this traveling from his home in Palo Alto, California. Each trip is a technological feat. Quadriplegic after a stroke in 2002, Evans is a pioneer of “tele-tourism.” Using new technology, he is finding ways to travel and experience the bounty of the world.

In 2013, Evans gave the TED Talk “Meet the robots for humanity.” In it, he demonstrated how PR2 robots can be “body surrogates” for the disabled. “I shaved myself for the first time in 10 years,” said Evans of this robot. “I opened my refrigerator on my own.”

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@andreyatriana @RoughTrade @Submotion: HEY, HEY it’s me with the #BoysInTheBand for #AndreyaTriana after the show at #RoughTrade East last night. YEAH! I love how Andreya’s in the the background too. 😊👍🏼☀️ Really happy that I finally got a photo with all these #awesome dudes (who always make Andreya’s shows even more incredible), as I never seem to catch them all together after the many shows I’ve attended. So chuffed I met Chris too (the killer bassist from #SubmotionOrchestra with a cool owl tattoo on his leg that I love), who was covering bass for the show and is actually a friend of Andreya!
Another great #adventure. See you next time guys!
#London #gig #giggage #2015 #music (at Rough Trade)

@andreyatriana @HanburySt @peterdufs @KylaHollywood @DannyPallett: So, this arrived today—three days early! It’s the second #album (#Giants) of my friend, THE #lovely and #talented #AndreyaTriana. I’ve waited 5 years since her debut album for this, and this is definitely one of my most anticipated albums of the year! I cannot wait to listen to it and I know it’s going to become one of my all-time favourite albums. #ThankYou Andreya for being awesome and creating such amazing #music. Here’s to a #fantastic year for you! Take care and speak soon. Cheers. X

#London #2015 #vinyl

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@BBCLater @andreyatriana @peterdufs @KylaHollywood @DannyPallett @HanburySt: #Later #LaterJools | Despite being extremely unwell with a chest infection yet again since the weekend and now on another course of bloody antibiotics for a week, I’m trying to stay positive. Just struggling but hope to get better soon. So, I’m really looking forward to seeing one of my favourite musicians, THE #lovely and #talented #AndreyaTriana perform tonight #live on Later… with Jools Holland at 22:00 (10:00pm sharp) on #BBCTwo to help me feel better! She always makes me feel so positive listening to her music and loved at all her gigs I’ve attended. #GoodLuck Andreya! You’re going to be great as ever. #ONWARDSandUPWARDS | #Regram via @andreyatriana
Please DO watch her tonight and you can see why I’ve attended so many of her gigs for yourself. Yes, she’s that good! Enough said.
#London #2015