A computer mouse for the foot? An electronic system that keeps a wheelchair user from getting into an accident? A mobile math dictionary that uses sign language and "morphemes"?
These futuristic-sounding creations are now closer to reality. With $75,000 in grants this month by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, small businesses are developing these and several other new forms of assistive technology for children and adults with disabilities.
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