Friday, November 24, 2017

United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Basically, technology is created to alleviate all human activities. Its use can not be dominated by people who are perfectly physically endowed, but who have limitations.
Related to that, recently there was an intelligent innovation that was created with the aim of helping people with disabilities. The findings were developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the United States. Hopefully, with the creation of technology tersbeut it can help veterans who are now living with physical limitations.

For example, as Phi Swinford, a retired colonel in the United States who had to experience paralysis from an accident two years ago, was happy to have gotten a smart wheelchair from the Politrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRP) at McGuire Hospital in Virginia.
The military career that Swinfold has lived for 28 years, was forced to end because of an accident that he experienced while cycling in the mountains. Due to the accident, Swinfold suffered damage to the spine of part C2.

Because of that he lived as a quadriplegic who could not move his body aggota. However, on Tuesday (4/4), Swinford had met the PRP to modify his wheelchair with Assistive Technology (AT), so that it could be more helpful in the move.
This smart device may be relatively new, but the Department of Veterans Affairs has long used it to help veterans. Even up to 2014, there are about 6.6 million people who have enjoyed the health services of the VA.

Most veterans want their wheelchairs equipped with gadget fixtures, such as Amazon Echo that can make voice commands on their phones and smart lights that can help them to be more independent.
Quoted from CNET.com (4/4/2017), the VA program is fully funded by the federal government that supports the AT program as a service provider for patients with disabilities in Richmond.

The program also works with local governments, such as Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tampa in Florida, Palo Alto in California and San Antonio in Texas. The government hopes that this program will improve the quality of life of the disabled in the United States.