Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Liftware Level

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Introducing Liftware Level — a new product to help hold a utensil at the angle needed to enjoy any meal. Liftware Level is designed to help people with limited hand and arm mobility, which may be related to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington's disease, or post-stroke deficits, eat more ...

If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Techinsider recently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7. One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition. It's rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor. Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the ...

A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I've seen recently. Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a ...

Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

  UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker ...

Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. - Opensourced     via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.

Reader Writes – carbon fiber mouth stick fabrication needed

Monday, September 1st, 2014

I received the following comment on my post Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick from Aaron who is looking for help fabricating a mouthstick solution. The aim of Lifekludger is to try and bring together people who make things (Makers) with people who need things (Livers). I post it here in hope someone might ...

Wheelchair tyres that never go flat

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Wheelchair tyres should be made like this.... "Military Inspired ATV has tires that won’t stop…or be popped" Via: Coolest Gadgets

Tactile Watch – ‘Touch Time’

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

  On Kickstarter is a beautifully designed time-piece called 'The Bradley'  - made for wearers -  including the blind and visually impaired — to tell time through touch rather than sight. Instead of traditional non-visual designs allowing one to 'feel' the watch hands,or rely on audible read time, "The Bradley" uses two ...

Wheelchair-accessible version of the NYC Taxi

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

A universal, accessible taxi fleet is something to aspire to, and IMHO Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to standardize the NY city’s taxi fleet with a single, universal vehicle is to be applauded. This Nissan vehicle looks the ticket. Though I 'm not sure how most electric wheelchairs would fit in lengthwise. I ...

Webcam Swiper – swipe your hand to turn pages

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Found this neat experiment that you point your webcam at yourself and swipe your hand left or right to turn the pages of the book.   It's called the Webcam Swiper.   Chrome is the only stable browser which supports webcam access at this time, but Firefox nightly builds supposedly have it too.   Webcam Swiper - http://iambrandonn.github.com/WebcamSwiper/ Blog - ...

3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs

Friday, June 1st, 2012

[wp_youtube]fir5HI0Gwrc[/wp_youtube] What I love about this is how the people feel re-connected with themselves. 3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs that are unabashedly artificial and completely personal. Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758345278/ via Lifekludger on Pinterest

Wireless Foot Mouse

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Flip Flop Mouse "The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses our natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Mouse. You need to slip it on, between the big ...