Assistive Tech Makes Pokémon Go! More Wheelchair-Friendly

This is pretty damn cool.

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After the release of Pokémon Go!, we talked about the possibility that the game could inadvertently be excluding people with disabilities who really want to play.

All of that could be changing, however, thanks to some new tech from Toronto-based B corporation, Komodo OpenLab. The tech in question, is a piece of assistive hardware called the Tecla. It’s geared towards making the use of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices easier for people who might not otherwise be able to, such as people with spinal cord injuries who rely on wheelchairs, and others who may not have full mobility of their arms & hands.

When installed on a wheelchair, the Tecla allows users to control Android or iOS devices via Bluetooth. The use of a simple control unit can switch to the targeted for the controller between a user’s wheelchair & their tablet, phone, etc. It also…

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