Hangzhou, Oct. 10 (ZXS) -- On the evening of October 22, at the opening ceremony of the 22th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, the last torch was received by swimmer Xu Jialing, whose intelligent bionic hand shook the "laurel" of the Hangzhou Asian Para Games torch.

At this time, the mascot "Feifei" flew from afar as a messenger of culture and happiness, and lit the cauldron with the torchbearer with the help of scientific and technological means. The cauldron tower in the shape of the "Qianjiang Tide" has become a standing tide head, surrounded by a "laurel".

On October 10, Hangzhou, the 22th Asian Para Games opened. Swimmer Xu Jialing lights the cauldron with a smart bionic hand. Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Gang

When the new era of high technology and dreams meet surprises, all the impossible will become possible. At this moment, technology makes up for the physical shortcomings of the disabled and helps them go on the journey of "meeting their hearts, shining dreams".

Born in 2002, Xu Jialing lost her left arm in a car accident at the age of 5, and becoming a swimmer opened up another beautiful life. At the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Xu Jialing won seven swimming gold medals.

The intelligent bionic hand she wore this time is a high-tech rehabilitation aid that integrates brain-computer interface technology and artificial intelligence algorithms, which controls the robotic arm through the brain nerve endings system to make actions such as opening, gripping, and stretching.

"We help the torchbearer pick up the torch through a robotic arm, embodying the meaning of 'technology for the disabled', which means that technology can enable people with disabilities to realize their dreams." Sha Xiaolan, chief director of the opening ceremony of the 4th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, lamented that the times change destiny and science and technology help dreams.

In the digital era, various "black technologies" such as electronic guide dogs, intelligent bionic hands, and intelligent bionic legs appeared at the 4th Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, which also gave people with disabilities more possibilities to realize their dreams.

On the first day of the 4th Asian Para Games torch relay in Hangzhou, the appearance of blind torchbearer Cai Qionghui became the focus of attention. It was not volunteers who guided her appearance, but an electronic guide dog with sonorous steps and clear and loud broadcasts.

As a blind piano tuning lawyer, Cai Qionghui's usual life is inseparable from the assistance of guide dogs, and her first experience of electronic guide dogs also surprised her.

"The electronic dog is like a knight guarding me, and it will have voice prompts during its journey, including steady footsteps, which will also give me a great sense of security." Cai Qionghui hopes that electronic guide dogs can truly enter daily life, benefit more visually impaired people, and make everyone travel more freely.

For archer Ye Jinyan, intelligent bionic legs have become part of her body, and this "little friend" who integrates well with her has made Ye Jinyan, who has been in a wheelchair for many years, stand and walk.

Ye Jinyan lost her left leg in a car accident when she was 7 years old, and she did not give up her pursuit of her dream and became an archer. "I look like a healthy person and even cooler after wearing smart bionic legs, which gives me a lot of confidence, and then I want to learn to ride a bike." Ye Jinyan looked forward to it.

There has never been only a crippled body, no crippled life. Behind each "hard core technology" are hidden "soft wishes", which is to mobilize the efforts of the whole society to create a barrier-free environment for the disabled and help them integrate into the social family on an equal footing.

Shao Lei, dean of the Institute of Barrier-free Development of Tsinghua University, has publicly stated that modern information technology and related industries have greatly helped disabled people break through their own limitations and environmental barriers, and create unlimited possibilities for disabled people to integrate into society. He hopes that in the future, driven by scientific and technological innovation, a new pattern of barrier-free for the whole society will be built. (End)