By Jada Jones
Finding new ways to increase inclusivity and accessibility is crucial because more than one billion people in the world live with disabilities, according to the World Health Organization. One in seven adults in the US has a disability that affects their mobility, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
People with mobility impairment might need assistance with typing, scrolling, or gaming. These disabilities can affect someone's ability to work, connect with others socially or romantically, or enjoy their electronic devices.
However, Corten Singer and Tomás Vega, co-founders of Augmental, an MIT Media Lab spinoff, are determined to give people with disabilities more control -- and that's where a new assistive technology called MouthPad could have a big impact.