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Innovative Solutions for People
       Living With Physical Disabilities

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Dani wearing the VISORS prototype while typing on a laptop
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Boston nonprofit is replacing service monkeys with tech for disabled adults

At Envisioning Access Inc., a Boston, MA based 501 C3 nonprofit organization founded in 1979, we know that the best person to influence the development of new medical products coming on the market are the individuals who will use them. Envisioning Access, formerly known as Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers, was founded originally to assist those living with physical disabilities by providing trained capuchin monkeys as service animals to assist with daily living needs. We ceased training and placing the capuchin in homes as of 2021 due to regulatory, market, and technology changes.

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Envisioning Access Pioneers Technological Breakthroughs for People with Physical Disabilities

At Envisioning Access Inc., a Boston, MA based 501 C3 nonprofit organization founded in 1979, we know that the best person to influence the development of new medical products coming on the market are the individuals who will use them. Envisioning Access, formerly known as Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers, was founded originally to assist those living with physical disabilities by providing trained capuchin monkeys as service animals to assist with daily living needs. We ceased training and placing the capuchin in homes as of 2021 due to regulatory, market, and technology changes.

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Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers adds 2 new Board Members

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers of Boston, MA has named Jill Rocca and Keith Tomlinson to its Board of Directors as the organization undertakes a dynamic transformation from providing a service animal model — a capuchin monkey — to exploring specific technologies, including robotic and mixed reality to assist those living with mobility disabilities.

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CryptoMom2 Talk Show

Jacqui Cooper speaks with Diane Nahabedian about how a charity focusing on providing service animals to those in need is transitioning to using Robotics & Artificial Intelligence to provide accessibility to those they serve.

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Great.com interviews Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers About Offering Assistance for the Disabled Community

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers is a non-profit organization that makes it its mission to improve the quality of life of members of the disabled community. The organization went through a change in 2020 when it moved away from the “Helper Monkeys” model to assist disabled people through technology.

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers doesn’t just abandon its monkey helpers; they are committed to taking care of its post-service monkeys until the end of their natural lives. The monkeys will remain in natural care in the organization’s monkey living center where they have everything they need to live a brilliant life.

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Helping Hands in USA Today - monkey on shoulder
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Helping Hands on German TV

Made specifically for German television – a short video on Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers and our transition from monkey helpers to innovative technologies.

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