Initiative aims to create more assistive technology

Henry Kautz, chair of the University of Rochester's computer science department, is testing the use of a 3D camera, hooked to a computer, to help people who are disabled with living independently. The device can sense when the person appears disoriented and will give them instructions about how to complete a task. His efforts will now be helped by a new partnership with Intel and other researchers from several universities that focus on the use of pervasive computing, which aims to aid people in their work and home lives.

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