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Wearable Tech Is Failing People With Disabilities

From haptic accessible Apple Watches to brainwave-controlled wheelchairs, progress remains slow for 48 million disabled Americans

A photo of a disassembled Apple watch on display at a store.
Apple’s new Apple Watch Series 5 displayed at an Apple retail store at the IFC Mall in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. Photo: Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

FFitbit just didn’t work for Keiran Kern, a marketer and wheelchair user from New Jersey. It wouldn’t record her actual steps — she thinks because she takes small…

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