The employment of people with disabilities is a daily struggle for thousands of associations around the world. And the more severe the disability, the more the person who suffers from it is the victim of reduced access to employment, which obviously translates into loss of income. And if in France there are financial aids like the disabled adult allowance (AAH), this one is only 807 € / month where the poverty line in our country is at 993 € / month.
If we focus on this issue of society, it is to talk about an amazing initiative that appeared in Japan which aims to offer a greater place to paralyzed people in society. An idea that seems straight out of a movie of science fiction.
On November 26, the coffee Dawn ver.β in Tokyo has indeed recruited 10 people to offer them to serve their customers. These employees all have advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Charcot's disease, and are paralyzed. Despite their disability, each one of them can control a robot to move and get to meet customers.
The café worked in collaboration with the startup Ory and his robot Orihime-D. To control it remotely, paralyzed people have a screen that analyzes the eye movement and take advantage of an interface to advance the robot, rotate it, ask questions and serve the order.
With this technology, the company hopes to not only promote the inclusion of people with disabilities while providing them with an income. Each employee is thus paid 1000 yen of the hour, evening 8 euros which is the minimum wage in Japan.
Coffee Dawn ver.β only opened during 2 weeks in November 2018 because it was a first step for the founders to raise public awareness and launch a crowdfunding campaign to create a permanent coffee from here 2020.
Imagined by: Dawn ver.β