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March 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - About 1 billion people–or 15 percent of the world’s population–live with a physical disability. To serve people with these challenges and make a difference in their lives, Arrow Electronics engages in a continuous stream of innovative projects in countries around the world. Recent examples of how Arrow and its employees are making a difference include:
- U.S. – By integrating electronics in new ways, Arrow’s semi-autonomous motorcar (SAM Car) has enabled quadriplegic racecar driver Sam Schmidt to race again, demonstrating how technology can bring freedom and opportunity to everyone.
- Netherlands – Arrow employees support the annual Maria Auxiliatrix Run, in which motorcyclists and individuals with mental and physical disabilities partner to tour the streets of the city.
- Indonesia – In 2017, Arrow and key partners will deploy 500 “smart” wheelchairs modified with data-logging electronics that measure their use in different situations and terrains. The data will help inform design and development of better wheelchairs to bring new freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities.
In these, and many other local activities, Arrow’s goal is the same: to share its culture of innovation and collaboration with the broader community.
To read more about how Arrow’s work helps innovate lives, download our 2016 global Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at www.fiveyearsout.com
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