Promising Assistive Technologies Coming Out of the Emerging Israeli Ecosystem
Those of us who work in the disabilities sector see the large and growing demand for assistive technologies (defined by the United States Assistive Technology Act of 1988 as “any product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with a disability”). The United Nations calls persons with disabilities the largest minority group in the world. The World Health Organization says that more than 2 billion people will need at least one assistive technology product by 2030. Coherent Market Insights, forecasts that the global elderly and disabled assistive devices market will surpass $31 billion by 2027. But where will all of these assistive technologies come from? One answer: Israel.
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