Archive for the ‘Computing’ Category

Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

 Tobii-Synaptics Windows 8 prototype From an interesting article on Wired: "... even with touch as an input option, accessibility remains an issue for people with limited mobility, or those who suffer from long-term repetitive stress injuries. A prototype ultrabook from Tobii and Synaptics shows what the solution to those problems looks like: a ...

Increase maximum cursor speed on Mac

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

From the macupdate blog: Movez is an application which will enable you to boost your mouse or trackpad speed beyond the maximum allowed in System Preferences. OS X 10.8 or later 64-bit processor Download Now

The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

It's amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically 'play' that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as ...

Homemade footmouse

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Homemade footmouse (or "foot mouse"). Summary Idea: 1997. First prototype: 2003. Made with aid of 4 others. See video at source. Source: www.dossierd.nl/... Via: http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758336569/ via Lifekludger on Pinterest

Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

  Great article outlining Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility: "Our accessibility goals in Windows 8 are to: Improve the assistive technologies that are components of Windows, and provide a good experience with the Metro style UI. Provide developer tools that have baseline accessibility built in, so that accessible Metro style apps are available ...

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 ...

Readability plugins for your browser

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

If you don't use Safari and it's built-in "Reader" functionality these web browser plugins could be just the ticket. Readability Redux extension for Chrome Readability addon for Firefox "Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the cluter around what you're reading."

Apple keyboard & touch pad tray

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The Combine collective is a group of like minded artists working together to achieve a common goal. They have come out with these stylish keyboard trays, designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. It occurred to me that this idea could be good for people requiring ...

iPhone/iPod Touch as touchpad plus – ATMac

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Over on ATMac blog, Blake Watson has a great review of the HippoRemote app for iPhone/iPod Touch that turns your device into a multi-touch touchpad, as well as many other things... HippoRemote will connect to your computer and hand the reins over to you. Your iPhone is now a fully-featured ...

Emotiv EPOC Headset Hacked

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Back in 2008 on this blog I reported on Emotiv epoc headset development and flagged its potential for thought control input. A few days ago H+ magazine blog featured an interview with Cody Brocious Cody Brocious has created Cody's Emokit project, an open source library for reading data directly from the Emotiv ...

Keyboard Navigation extension for Chrome

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Came across an interesting, potentially useful tip on a extension for the Chrome web browser called "Keyboard Navigation", on the excellent blog makeuseof.com. From the blog: The extension defines a hot key (,) which places a hint next to every link on the page that can be clicked. While the hint is ...

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. ...