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More than 50 million people in the Middle East to benefit from world’s latest robotics and assistive technology products

DUBAI, 13th January, 2016  — More than 50 million people with disabilities across the Middle East stand to benefit from the world’s latest Robotics and Assistive Technology products from over 30 countries, which will be showcased at the AccessAbilities Expo 2016, to be held from February 9th-11th at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

AccessAbilities Expo is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai Airports.

The exhibitors will showcase the latest technology catering for disabilities and disorders including neurological and physical disabilities.

These products include aids for leisure and sports for the disabled, such as running prostheses for recreational athletes, leg prosthesis systems that virtually make replication of physiological human gait possible, pre-hospital medical equipment, folding electric mobility scooters, especially designed cars allowing driving directly from a wheelchair, high-definition silicone, orthotic, mobility devices, power wheelchairs, innovative solutions for sound sensory stimulation, voice synthesisers, Braille readers, and wireless monitoring devices and special tools and software that enhance language and learning through a simple reading protocol.

Majed Mohtadi, Managing Director and owner of East Gate Global FZE, distributors of Luggie Scooters, a versatile foldable travel scooter, said, “Technology has become a key to successful community participation. The innovative use of technology has changed the focus from people with disabilities as requiring treatment and intervention to empowering them and making them more independent through inclusion and community participation.We are keen to showcase our products, especially the Luggie Scooter, at the AccessAbilities Expo to all the people who can benefit from it.”

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An estimated 750 million-plus people in the world face some form of disability, 50 million of them in the Middle East. Robotic and assistive technology is helping individuals with disabilities from cognitive problems to physical impairment to live more productive, independent and fulfilling lives.

Ladislav Brazdil Jr., Sales and Marketing Manager, Elbee, a special vehicle for wheelchair users enabling them to drive directly from the wheelchair, said that technology has made a tremendous impact on many lives.

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“Many of our users, who were never able to leave their home earlier, got their freedom of movement back and became much more independent. At AccessAbilities Expo, we would like to present Elbee in the Middle East for the first ever time to let people know that this unique product is there for them,” he said.

{Source: Emirates News Agency-WAM/Hazem/Moran}

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