Innovative hands-free technology to give the severely disabled greater mobility control [ 2006 - 2008 ]

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Researchers Prof HT Nguyen; Prof A Craig; Dr JW Middleton; Dr Y Tran

Brief description Half of the serious neurological injuries in Australia result in tetraplegia. Combined with other disabilities that involve severe mobility impairments the cost to the community economically, psychologically and socially is huge. This new Australian technology will facilitate effective sharing of control between a disabled person and a computer control system, taking advantage of their unique strengths and enabling each to aid the other in areas of weakness. The social and personal benefits are potentially very large. Scope also exists to significantly reduce healthcare costs and to develop a new industry in hands-free technology.

Funding Amount $245,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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