Archive for the ‘Devices’ Category

Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5g82YNmwmU[/embed] We help the blind and visually impaired quickly identify objects using affordable, cutting-edge technology. Source: Aipoly - Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

[caption id="attachment_30303" align="alignright" width="169"] Danglet securely clips into the dock connector port on the bottom of yout iPod or iPhone and gives you a handy way to connect a wrist or neck strap.[/caption] With the advent of the iPhone 5 and the "Lightning" connector, the Danglet style lanyard which clips in ...

Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources

Friday, August 5th, 2016

A reader, Patricia, recently sent me these resources to share.   A colleague of mine has a special needs daughter and is easily one of the hardest working moms I know. Recently she told me about her frustrations with finding enough time in the day — she said she’s always hearing about ...

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 ...

Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Watch video from usatoday Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, "Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we're humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25."Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party ...

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.

Faraday Stylus’ new capacities program

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Just came across the iFaraday stylus via a blog post on ATMac. All their stylus' look good and I'm impressed with their "new capacities" program which states Our goal is to enable anyone who wants to use a capacitive touch screen device.  We have three working designs that enable folks to ...

App for deaf people to ‘hear’ group conversations

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Smart, very smart use of technology to enhance lives. Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.   http://youtu.be/vvoglCTd6x8 Indiegogo campaign : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transcense-group-conversations-made-accessible Transcence website : http://www.transcense.com/ via [New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ ...

Communicate Using Only Your Breath

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Huff post report on invention by 16yo Arsh Shah Dilbagi who has found a way to convert human breath into speech via - 16-Year-Old Invents A New Way To Communicate -- Using Only Your Breath.

Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Techcrunch feature an good article on the smart home and accessibility. For over thirty years I've been kludging ways to control what I can around me.  There's a whole field of rehabilitation technology centred around what's termed "environmental control". All this time I've dreamed of the day when this stuff - what you could ...