Can A.I. Lend a Helping Hand to Disabled Persons?

2 min readNov 30, 2021


Artificial intelligence is making our daily life very easy by managing and making activities simpler. Everything which require typical human intelligence like such as speech and voice recognition, predictive text functionality and many more can be done using A.I. but, can it also ease the life of persons with disabilities? and the short answer is YES, it can help the disabled.

A.I. can be a true game-changer for the disabled by making it easier to create tools for interaction that support physical approachability to independence. lets go through few useful implementations where A.I in this field and see how used to improve the disabled persons lives in a number of ways.

Communication and human connection

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Over the years we came across many A.I. based voice assistants like alexa, ECHO, Siri, Google home. As the years went on these A.I.-powered robots have become more smart and started gaining popularity. These can do many tasks from the comfort of your sofa like telephoning another person just by telling these machines from a distance or similarly can give any information you want to know like weather news, headlines, date and time and many more. You can also use these to automate your entire homes like turning on and off your electric appliances etc. just using voice.

These are revolutionary can extremely be helpful for persons who are unable to walk or people with less mobility, blind people who can’t see or visually impaired all they have to do is request for what they are seeking from anywhere within the reach.

Apart from voice assistance A.I. also helps in physical assistance like using physical robots for nursing

Prosthetic limbs and bionic organs

There are many instances where unfortunately people lose their body parts or sometimes people are born with birth defects where they don’t have certain organs.

In such situations A.I. can be very helpful. A.I. powered prosthetics can be used to fill the void.

Like for example many people use bionic arms which works nearly as good as actual arms with sensitivity to touch also.

There is lot of future potential for such technologies to develop which will truly benefits the disabled.