Good news for millions of veterans with disabilities. A US-based startup has just announced a major breakthrough, a new product that will help veterans with mobility issues become more independent and productive in their daily lives.
According to Purdue Research Foundation News, Prehensile Technologies has just revealed the RoboTable to help veterans and others with disabilities or mobility impairments better use their laptop computers and mobile devices while restricted to bed, allowing them to be more independent and remain productive with work or school.
Presentile Technologies is one of only three recipients of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Assistive Technology Grant, which provides scientific funds to those promising startups and organizations who work on improving veterans' ability to…show more content… The company expects the same independence and productivity for bed-bound veterans.
In the future, the company plans to add even more advanced features, including voice control. The company also plans to address the needs of users with upper limb mobility issues. It also plans to expand its focus to include not just its veterans audience but also long-term care facilities. The company’s chief technology officer Jeffrey Ackerman said that there is a huge demand for this kind of technology in the market.
Presentile Technologies was founded by Duerstock, an associate professor of engineering practice at Purdue University, and Jeffrey Ackerman, a graduate of the School of Mechanical Engineering.
In addition to the Veteran Affairs’ grant, Prehensile Technologies also received some startup assistance from the Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurial and commercialization accelerator in Discovery Park’s Burton D. Morgan Center for