Archive for the ‘Living’ Category

Kwikset Kevo smart lock

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Kwikset are a leading brand of door hardware and home improvement. The Kevo smart lock is a Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt that will turns your iPhone into your housekey. The Kevo smart lock gives you the ability to unlock the door with a smartphone, accompanied by a simple touch. Electronic keys (eKeys) can be sent to ...

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 ...

Hands-Free Hair Dryer by AirPhysics

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Ok, here's one from left field. The AirPhysics Hands-Free Hair Dryer will be able to rest on just about any hard surface, and can be easily activated with but a touch of a button. I came across this hands free hair dryer, something I'd never heard of, and immediately thought how it ...

Wheelchair hack for foot control

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Alejandro who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which limits his ability to move. Rather than wait five years for a powered wheelchair, his father [Shea] took it upon himself to hack a wheelchair his son could control. He used a second hand adult-sized motorized wheelchair on eBay and the sensors from a digital ...

Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Curtin University research a smartphone-like gadget that senses an entire room's features, builds a virtual map of it and communicates this to the user may one day replace the humble white cane to help blind sense their surroundings. Using special multi-sensor array technology, the Indoor Navigation Project will enable blind to ...

Powered Nail Clipper

Friday, August 16th, 2013

An easy-to-use, battery-operated nail clipper, which is perfect for those who have limited manual dexterity. 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 ...

Doorbell sends SMS Message when Pressed

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

  Along the lines of the Notifying Doorbell comes another project to enhance a doorbell. This Project from Martin’s Hobby site has details on a Wireless Doorbell that sends SMS Message when Activated. Includes the code for you to make your own. Via: Hacked Gadgets

Notifying Doorbell

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

[wp_youtube]0IIwuAmIro4[/wp_youtube] From Notifying Doorbell by ClementStorck on YouTube "This project will help you to hack your doorbell to send Push notification and an email with an attached picture when somebody's at the door. It use the free PushingBox service to delegate all the programming part and make things easy." "The principle is simple, when someone rings the portal, ...

MedFolio – Electronic Pillbox Alerts

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

The MedFolio Electronic Pillbox is the usual configuration with times and days sectioned in their container, however the differences come in the electronics the box features. Each section features an LED light which glows when you are due to take it, and will stop once the related segment has been removed. The ...

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 Stick N Find

Monday, January 7th, 2013

StickNFind Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers...you can stick on your stuff, and use your smartphone to find them. The Virtual Leash enables you to set an alert for a specific distance. When a Stick-N-Find gets beyond your distance you receive a message. [wp_youtube]6lkiblLfkVk[/wp_youtube] [Sticknfind : SSI America Channel] [via Coolest Gadgets]