Click - 25/10/2011
A paralysed skier walks with a robotic exoskeleton; a report on an interactive system for multiplayer gaming with handheld projectors; news of the simple computer that is a talking book.
Amanda Boxtel, paralysed after a skiing accident, demonstrates how she can walk with a robotic exoskeleton. She talks to Colin Grant about how the bionic technology has given her hope. Plans are underway to make the exoskeleton available for home use by next year. But how useful will the exoskeleton be and how costly?
SideBySide is an interactive system designed for multiplayer gaming with handheld projectors. It has some interesting tracking technology under the hood that allows projections from completely separate devices to respond to one another. Karl D.D.Willis talks to Gareth Mitchell about this revolutionary new technology.
Literacy Bridge is an organisation that has been trialling a talking book aimed at the billions of people around the world with limited literacy. The talking book is a very basic computer that has already been used to help disseminate information and education about agriculture. It is also to be used in heath education too. Cliff Schmidt, director of Literacy Bridge, joins Click to describe how it works.
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