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Technability: Electronic Health Records: When?

Technability: Electronic Health Records: When?

How many times have you gone to a doctor and been handed a clipboard of forms to fill out before you take your place in the waiting area? Sometimes you have to do this repeatedly, every year in fact, often reproducing the exact same information as you provided the previous year. Wouldn’t it be better […]

Technability: Integrated Voice Controls Still Lacking

Technability: Integrated Voice Controls Still Lacking

All of us with a physical disability have gone through some amount of customization, retrofitting, or remodeling to make our house, condo, or apartment a bit easier to navigate from a chair. I was personally lucky to get some assistance from a local homebuilders foundation that helped make my home accessible after my injury in […]

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Technability: The iPad

The iPad is certainly a game changer when it comes to the converging laptop/netbook/tablet/e-reader market. As media consumers increasingly receive their content from the Web in the form of streaming video, streaming music, podcasts and news sites, the need to make the content portable increases. Smart phones have tried to fill this need, but no […]

Technability Automate Your Life

Technability Automate Your Life

Simplicity is not a word generally used to describe life in a wheelchair — or my career in technology — yet I find myself continually striving to simplify my life. My latest attempt is signing up for mail-order medications. I tried Walgreens mail order a few months back and was completely frustrated. Despite the mail order business […]

Technability: Current Trends

Technability: Current Trends

Technology rocks because there is always a new craze, but sometimes trying to keep up seems like a full-time job. I spend an absurd amount of time watching online videos, reading blogs and talking to my friends and co-workers about technology, but I still feel like I just scratch the surface. I also spend a […]

Technability: Top Eight Techno-Gizmos

Technability: Top Eight Techno-Gizmos

When wheeler friends come to my house, they generally see some techno-gizmo that appeals to them.  I’m under no illusion that this has anything to do with my skill at finding applicable technologies and has everything to do with the sheer volume of crap I order off the Internet. Fortunately for you, I’ve sorted through […]

Technability: Sweet E.motion

Technability: Sweet E.motion

I’ve been using power-assist wheels on my manual wheelchair for about four years now, and as a C5-6 quad, I’ve found they make all the difference in my strength and flexibility. Prior to the power-assist wheels, I used a power wheelchair, which was nice, but didn’t afford the regular exercise one gets from pushing. I […]

Technability: The Next Frontier

Technability: The Next Frontier

While we continue to wait for a “cure,” scientists and engineers are coming up with ways for those of us with limited mobility to increase our function. A recent 60 Minutes report detailed some of the current research on computer-brain interfaces, or CBI. Rather than using your hands or voice to control a computer, you […]