Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

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 ...

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.

Handsfree calling from your Mac via Dialogue

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

  I could use this, badly. Pity I don't have the most up to date Mac OS [10.8+] that it needs...   [wp_youtube]RG7nugRPR6w[/wp_youtube] Dialogue

Ribbit wireless handset, speaker and dock for mobile phone

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The Ribbit is a wireless handset, speaker and charging dock for your mobile devices. Use the classic receiver to make calls while your smartphone or tablet is charging. The Ribbit has volume control and a noise reduction system to ensure crisp, polished sound. A rechargeable battery provides around 6 hours of continuous ...

Magnetic Voice Recorder

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Thge Hi! Magnetic Voice Recorder is a short message voice note recorder that has a handy magnetic back and is made out of an extremely soft silicone rubber, All it takes is a single press of a button to record your message, up to 10 seconds in length.   via Coolest Gadgets

Jeenee smartphone app with call centre

Friday, May 31st, 2013

            Jeenee grants wish of independent living to people with disability | eHealthspace A new smartphone app and call centre will be funded by a not-for-profit telco in an innovative business model designed to help people living with disability achieve independence. Jeenee [via link]    

Captioning Telephone

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

This  Captioning Telephone allows you to “see” the phone calls you cannot hear. It comes with a large display screen and has free voice-to-caption service to produce the text for the captions. No special equipment is required to make it work*, though a high speed Internet connection is required. One good feature is the ...

Snapvoice – Photos With Audio Recordings

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Using Snapvoice you can add an audio recording of up to 90 seconds to a single image. I came across SnapVoice and it reminded me of an earlier post on a similar app, VoicePic, and some thoughts I had in that post around Mechanical Turk. I think this would be an excellent ...

Live Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using Moverio

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Live translating using a microphone, a smartphone running Google Translate, and Epson Moverio Epson’s Moverio is a pair of glasses with Wi-Fi controlled by a wired touch remote running on Android. With a little experimentation and development it could possibly lead to a useful tool for the deaf and the hearing impaired. [wp_youtube]HptVoZiD_14[/wp_youtube] MoverioChannel [via Chip Chick]

The Descriptive Camera

Friday, June 8th, 2012

  The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. I'd like to see the description passed through to a text-to-speech conversion process and ...

Just5 Simple features Mobile Phone

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Just5 Mobile phones take the less is more approach with a phone ideally aimed at older persons and those with a disability with a phone that boasts 5 simple features: 1. Big Buttons : These big buttons really do make a difference. Easy to dial even without putting on glasses. 2. ...