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More than a billion people around the globe need assistive technology to go about everyday tasks independently. A new artificial intelligence (AI) wheelchair is taking assistive technology a step further and giving people their freedom back.
Wheel in the artificial intelligence
The ability to move around unassisted is key to independence and important to our quality of life. Mobility is one area where advanced machine learning, IoT and navigation technologies can make a big difference.Across the globe about 1.85 percent of people need a wheelchair. More than 180,000 Australians use wheelchairs, with more than 25,000 people requiring electric or power wheelchairs. But traditional steering systems, like joysticks, do not spark joy for all wheelchair users—and for good reason. Not everyone can use them.