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Resources for the Blind
The poolpod lift is a swimming chair lift that allows wheelchair users to enter a pool with little to no assistance.
“When the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 could not find a pool lift (a device to assist disabled people to enter and exit a swimming pool) that satisfied their exacting requirements for functionality and accessibility, they launched an international competition to find the right design.”
They picked the poolpod. The user can transfer onto the wheelchair specially made for the poolpod in the privacy of a changing room. They wear a wristband that can communicate with the Poolpod to raise and lower it’s gates, and raise and lower the lift.Currently in the US the Hotel Industry is asking the government for more time to comply with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) swimming pool regulations.
Researching the Big Quetion
University of California, Riverside professor John Martin Fischer received a grant to study life after death. (Yahoo! News)
The Immortality Project, as it is called, will solicit research proposals from eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians whose work “will be reviewed by respected leaders in their fields and published in academic and popular journals.”
The research will also delve into cultural aspects of the afterlife. For example, there are reports of millions of Americans seeing a tunnel with a bright light at the end. In Japan, reports often find the individual tending a garden.
Professor Fisher will also be teaching classes. Wouldn’t those be interesting to attend?