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THE NEW NORMAL: UPROOTING ASSISTIVE NORMS in 2018

The paradigm won’t change itself. That’s why we come to work everyday.

By Laurie Paquet

A new year is a time for new beginnings and starting things afresh. In the spirit of making a change, there’s a specific paradigm that needs to be addressed, or, as many in the industry would say, “disrupted.” Consider 2018 the year of “The New Normal” for the Assistive market. The New Normal is a term coined by our colleague, Abe Clark, in the United States.

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Expert Talk

CEO Q&A: Why is the business world the most efficient method to fuel innovation?

By Charles Deguire

While the products and the company has evolved over time, what has remained stagnant is Deguire’s commitment to science that empowers mankind. What does that mean in practical terms? This Q&A uncovers the foundations of Charles’ inspirations and explains why the business world is the most efficient method to fuel innovation.

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Industry insights

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Outlining the Difference Between Good and Bad Science

By Nick Frost

Ask anyone who works at Kinova — or any other robotics company focused on developing technology to increase human capability, for that matter — and they’ll tell you how rewarding their work can be.

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Expert Talk

What’s in a Word? Bringing “Innovation” Back Down to Earth

By Keith Blanchet

The word “innovation” is being thrown around a lot these days. As the term becomes normalized into the everyday vernacular, we need to educate ourselves about what it actually means to be innovative.

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