When it comes to technology, we're often obsessed with the latest and hottest gadget or app.
Here at CNET, where we breathlessly jump from writing about Apple's iPhone 7 one day to trying out Sony's PlayStation VR the next, we know all too well what it's like running on that hamster wheel.
What gets lost at times: the less conventional innovation happening on the periphery of the tech world. These are advances that may only help a small number of people, but they're the kinds of breakthroughs that can change lives.
"Technology is allowing people to do things and access things they could have never imagined before," said accessibility consultant Kevin McGuire.