As people live longer, the number of those with disabilities will rise significantly. About 15 percent of the world’s population today lives with some form of disablity, up from 10 percent in the 1970s, according to the World Health Organization. Many disabled people are hard-pressed to do such household chores as cleaning and cooking or even simply moving around. But innovative technologies are being developed to help, and IEEE members are at the forefront of these efforts.
IEEE members are working on robots and smart wheelchairs to help those in need
Making life a little easier for peoplewho can’t walk
Many technical advances have improved our daily lives
Upcoming IEEE conferences that cover topics related to quality-of-life technologies
Several IEEE standards focus on health-device communication
Help for the elderly and disabled