Fitness trackers and scales for the mobility-impaired
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Fitness trackers have proved to be an effective addition to weight loss programs, but they currently do not work for people who are wheelchair-bound because of obesity or other disabilities. This means that a vital part of the population who could benefit from the technology are going without. Now, researchers at The University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Lab are aiming to change this by adapting tracking and weighing technology for use by the mobility-impaired. One product, in development, is an affordable assistive scale system. Most wheelchair users don't know their weight because they can't use a regular bathroom scale,…
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