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News Tip


September 12, 2002

Note About Images

Photo 1

graphic illustrating child interacting with electronic devices

In this graphic concept, a child interacts with CosmoBotTM via wearable sensors and/or controls on Mission Control. The therapist controls the mode of play between the child and CosmoBotTM through Mission Control or the therapist toolkit, a graphical interface on a handheld computer or desktop. The electronic devices are in wireless communication with each other and the data from the session are automatically saved for future use.
Image courtesy: AnthroTronix, Inc. Graphic by Carlson Bull, Eeltail, LLC.

Photo 2

Photo of woman and a robot

Dr. Corinna Lathan poses with CosmoBotTM, an "alien" space robot that her firm designed to be used in therapy and educational applications for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities will be able to meet educational or therapeutic goals using the toy in various applications that can be configured by teachers, therapists and parents. The CosmoBotTM system is being developed with motivation in mind so that the therapist can focus on providing quality therapy rather than just trying to make therapy fun.
CosmoBotTM's wheels can move forward, backward, left, and right, its arms can move up, down, together, and apart, and its head can move up and down ("yes"), left and right ("no"), and any combination of the two. CosmoBotTM's mouth also moves. The robot's arms, head, and mouth can be programmed to move to any position within their specified ranges of motion.
Photograph courtesy: AnthroTronix, Inc.

Photo 3

SAL Speech Assisted Learning System

Freedom Scientific's SAL Speech Assisted Learning System.
Image courtesy: Freedom Scientific

Photo 4

Image of New York Times web page

This is the screen that Microsoft Internet Explorer displays for the front page of the New York Times.
Image courtesy: JBliss Imaging Systems

Photo 5

Image of New York Times web page

This is the screen that PnC Net displays for the front page of the New York Times in "Enlarge All" mode (i.e., both the pictures and text are enlarged). The enlarged letters are smooth, without jagged edges, and can be adjusted to be bigger or smaller as needed. In addition, the lines of text in the column have been shortened to fit on the screen.
As in the other modes, PnC Net will read the text aloud on this page starting from the top, or from a highlighted selection. As PnC Net reads the text, the word being spoken is highlighted. Other portions of the page can be brought into view with the mouse, arrow keys, PageDown key or enlarged scroll bars.
Image courtesy: JBliss Imaging Systems

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