May 16th is the 31st National Day for the Disabled.

The theme of this Disabled Day is "Consolidate the achievements of disabled persons from poverty and improve the quality of life of disabled persons".

  Everyone is pursuing their own "faster, higher and stronger".

The pace of the Beijing Paralympic Games is approaching day by day. In order to bring athletes closer to their dreams, many people are working hard.

Among them, technicians from the China Center for Assistive Devices for the Disabled are affectionately called "doctors" for assistive devices.

  “In sports events for the disabled, wheelchairs, prostheses and other assistive devices are “good helpers” for athletes, and professional assistive device services are an important part of the event’s guarantee work. Since this year, our technicians have served Beijing Winter Games many times. The Paralympic series of testing activities provide support services." Li Xi, director of the China Center for Assistive Devices for the Disabled, said in an interview with a reporter from Science and Technology Daily.

Zero-distance on-site maintenance aids service

  In order to make good use of the "training" in the last snow season before the Beijing Winter Olympics, in February this year, the Beijing Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics competition venues successively held a series of testing activities to carry out necessary testing activities on venues, equipment, facilities and other hardware. Trial operation, and at the same time, conduct drills on key tasks such as the command system, event organization, and service guarantee.

  According to reports, the China Center for Assistive Devices for Disabled Persons sent 8 professional and technical personnel to provide support services for the Paralympic Winter Paralympic snow project testing activities held in Yanqing, Beijing and Chongli, Zhangjiakou.

As early as before the game, the technical staff took the initiative to connect with the various running venue teams, conduct site surveys, understand the service requirements of the event, start with the details, and formulate a thorough service plan and emergency measures.

  On the day of the competition, in the wheelchair prosthetic repair stations at the Yanqing and Chongli events, the technicians established timely contact with the medical team and the participating teams, grasped the information of the event and the status of the assistive devices used by the athletes, and actively provided the athletes with wheelchair prosthetic repairs. Maintenance service.

  "In the pit in the alpine skiing area, an athlete was very happy after he got on the repaired wheelchair. He said that, just like the medical insurance provided by the competition, timely maintenance of assistive equipment is very important, so that athletes can participate in the competition more confidently." Recalls Qiu Ruizheng, a technician from the China Center for Assistive Devices for the Disabled, who participated in the on-site assistive device guarantee service.

  Following the successful completion of the assistive equipment service guarantee for the winter Paralympic snow project test activities, in April this year, the China Assistive Devices Center for the Disabled sent another 6 professional and technical personnel to test the Paralympic Winter Games held at the National Stadium and the National Swimming Center. The event provides assistive equipment protection services.

  Not only serving the winter and Paralympic testing activities, in recent years, the professional technicians of the China Assistive Devices Center for the Disabled have pursued the original intention and mission of "Zero-distance Assistive Device Service", and have been active in many sports events for the disabled to effectively ensure the smooth progress of the events. , Effectively carry out the propaganda of assistive device knowledge.

Scientific research and innovation make assistive devices more "smart"

  While providing services for sports events, the China Center for Assistive Devices for Disabled Persons takes the scientific research and innovation of assistive devices as the focal point and breakthrough point in assisting the disabled with science and technology and driving the development of the assistive device industry, with high-tech and urgently needed basic types as the two main lines of research and development. Transform the application as the key direction, and inject "innovative momentum" into the development of assistive devices.

  According to statistics, the total number of people with disabilities in my country exceeds 85 million, of which more than one third of them are in urgent need of assistive devices; my country is in a stage of rapid aging. There are about 250 million people over 60 years old, of which more than 40 million are disabled. Disabled elderly.

It can be seen that there is a huge demand for assistive devices.

  In recent years, a new round of global scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation have accelerated. The integrated development of the Internet, big data, artificial intelligence, 5G and other information technology and assistive device industries has made it possible for the replacement and upgrading of assistive devices, and the healthy China strategy has also Higher requirements are put forward for innovation in the field of assistive devices.

  In this regard, the China Center for Assistive Devices for the Disabled actively promotes the inclusion of assistive device research and development into the national science and technology plan, and takes the lead in undertaking or participating in a number of national key research and development projects.

According to reports, as the lead unit, the center undertakes the "Demonstration of the Application Demonstration of the Evaluation and Adaptation System of Rehabilitation Assistive Devices for the Disabled and the Disabled and Semi-disabled Elderly" and the "Artificial Intelligence Vision Enhancement Technology Product Development and Application in the Visually Impaired" Demonstration” two national key R&D projects.

  Dong Liquan, the project leader of the “Evaluation and Adaptation System Application Demonstration of Rehabilitation Assistive Devices for the Disabled and the Disabled and Semi-disabled Elderly” introduced the project, which aims to use the Internet, big data, artificial intelligence and other new generation information technologies to improve my country’s assistive devices Service capabilities, it is planned to establish a national assistive device public service platform and a national assistive technology resource database (database).

On the basis of studying the service model of assistive devices in my country, a closed-loop continuous service system for dysfunctional assessment, assistive device adaptation and rehabilitation effect tracking, follow-up, and monitoring is established that integrates remote, mobile, and intelligence.

  While actively undertaking national scientific research projects, the China Center for Assistive Devices for the Disabled, with the support of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, also launched a basic assistive device research and development project, attracting more than 100 companies and research institutes to participate in the application every year.

  "We will practice the'people-centered' development philosophy and continue to do a good job in the research and innovation of assistive devices. On the one hand, we will actively participate in the'top-level design' of assistive device research and development, do a good job in related scientific research, and at the same time promote the field of assistive devices The application of research results provides strong scientific and technological support for improving the quality of life of the disabled." Li Xi said.

  Our reporter Tang Ting

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