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The resolution emphasized that considering one billion people need assistive technology and that as global population ages and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases increases, this figure will rise to more than two billion by 2050.
The resolution pointed out that 90 per cent of those who need assistive technology do not have access to it, thereby having a significant adverse impact on the education, livelihood, health and well-being of individuals, and on families, communities and societies.
Worldwide, the market for robotic rehabilitation and assistive technologies is poised to grow significantly due to the growing application of assistive technology and robotics, particularly by healthcare service providers.
These agreements will play an important role in developing the assistive technology sector in Qatar and in the region, through implementations and advisory on the best practices when it comes to education for PwD," said Maha al-Mansouri, CEO, Mada.
Moving forward, look for assistive technology devices to become even more user-friendly so students can use the products on their own, rather than needing to rely on an educator or an assistant.
The number of assistive technology devices that have the potential to empower individuals with disabilities has increased in recent years.
They concluded that practitioners who work in the field of assistive technology have a role in advocacy and assisting wheelchair users to have full social participation in all community places.
At Dubai's Al Noor Training Centre, Zahra is one of more than 270 students communicating with her peers and elders using assistive technology.
From last many years, the persons with disabilities are using assistive technology and its use is rapidly increasing in educational, vocational and frivolous activities.
They cover such areas as ambient assisted living, assistive robotics, augmentative and alternative communication, technology for cognitive impairments, alternative human computer interfaces for people with motor disorders, remote care, and standardization within the assistive technology field.
A new video presentation can help employees and employers learn about the latest in assistive technology for the workplace.
DOHA QATAR Assistive Technology Center (Mada) has signed an agreement with the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR) to boost research in assistive technology.

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