To enable access to life enabling and enhancing technology making it possible to access sound, speech, information and independent mobility. To enable those deafblind as a result of Usher Syndrome to become more inclusive, to access education or/and employment and be valuable members of society, avoiding depression and isolation. http://www.mollywatt.com/blog/entry/my-apple-watch-after-5-days http://www.mollywatt.com/blog/entry/my-ears-my-eyes-my-apple-watch
Those with Usher Syndrome (deafblind) remain a misunderstood community. Most are not completely deaf when aided nor completely blind but often isolated as a result of the lack of understanding of the condition. Most rely on good technology to enable them to access sound and information. Often the biggest obstacle faced is accessing the enabling equipment which is so life changing. Mobility issues can also be overcome with the technology we are looking to provide.
This project will enable to people with Usher Syndrome to become more mobile, to move around more confidently and to feel safer in so doing, The smartwatch can be used to access so many things which would ordinarily be unaccessible. The smart aids would enable hearing aid users to, with the smartwatch access even more. Enabling people with Usher Syndrome to be independent means they can find employment and be active members of society.
Providing This amazing technology will enable people with Usher Syndrome to mobilise and in effect get to and from locations like work independently. This will reduce isolation and depression and aid confidence whilst dealing with deafness and progressive blindness. Early introduction and understanding of this sort of technology will prevent isolation and allow those effected to be more positive about independence as they mature. The more people able to access technology the more will benefit
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).
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