Disability in Scandinavia

From clown to high-fashion star, story of deaf model

2017.02.22

Carola Insolera, deaf since birth, is also a star in the world of fashion. Her story is truly bizzare. Born in Norway, she first worked in the circus as clown, trapeze artist, and contortionist. ...

A special glove that gives strength back to your hands

2017.01.26

A motorized glove with sensors designed for people with muscle weakness. The SEM Glove was invented by the Swedish company Bioservo. The apparatus should not be confused, however, with a prosthesis. It does not ...

Virtual reality relieves phantom limbs

2016.12.02

Amputees who play computer games with a virtual arm experience relief from the phantom limb pain that often affects those who have lost a limb, according to a new study published in medical journal ...

The man who used his dyslexia to make millions

2016.07.14

Ikea is an empire that was born from dyslexia. Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of the Swedish furniture giant, did well at school as a boy despite his dyslexia. This prompted Ingvar's father to give ...

Take the 15-minute online test for ADHD

2016.05.11

Do you think you might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? From today you can find out with the QbCheck online test. Developed by a Swedish company, the test takes about 15 minutes and ...

Wikipedia develop first crowdsourced speech engine

2016.03.15

By 2017, English, Swedish and Arabic speakers will find that Wikipedia is talking their language — literally. The online free encyclopedia is collaborating with KTH Royal Institute of Technology to develop the world's first ...