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What Do You Mean by “Handicapped”?


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Myself 

By T. V. Antony Raj
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The word physically handicapped or physical disability conjures in our mind a person with some impairment to the body that limits the physical function of limbs or movement or mobility.

I came across the following images on the net. Would you label these people “handicapped”?

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One armed, one legged cycle rickshaw driver
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One legged labourer

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Handicpped wotker

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Technology for the Disabled


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Myself By T.V. Antony Raj
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Have you ever thought about reduced mobility? I mean are you able to walk about freely, doing your daily chores such as cooking, washing, shopping, banking etc., as a normal person does? If so, thank the deities you worship, because reduced mobility is an affliction that millions of people all over the world live with everyday.

Motorized Wheelchair

The number of people in the world suffering from disabilities such as back pain, cerebral palsy, arthritis, Multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, and many other continue to increase year by year, and has become a major concern to everyone.

Modern technology has produced gadgets and mobility aids also known as ambulation devices such as canes, crutches, walkers, manual and electric wheelchairs, motorized scooters, stair lifts, rollators, lift chairs etc., to help the disabled, injured and the aged to move somewhat freely from place to place.

Choosing the correct device for a particular person takes time and research.

Today, while surfing the net, I stumbled upon a video that showed a robotic mobilization device called Tek RMD (Tek Robotic Mobilization Device) developed by AMS Mekatronic.

This firm established in Istanbul, Turkey, is an R&D company, founded to develop mobilization devices based on innovative ideas for physically disabled people.

Tek RMD, provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture, facilitating their movement and comfortable completion of their daily tasks indoors, such as in the home, office and shopping mall. Tek RMD is not an alternative to wheelchairs, it is a totally new concept, a new platform.

What is Tek RMD from Tek RMC on Vimeo

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