Archive for the ‘Devices’ Category

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 ...

The Great Automatic Light Saga or How to control a WeMo light from your PC

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Summary: Control a lamp with a script on your PC via WiFi and a WeMo Switch This is going to get a bit convoluted so try and stick with me. I moved house the end of last year and, as happens every time, I left behind all the alterations and small tweaks ...

DwellClick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

DwellClick lets you use your Mac without clicking. You point, it clicks . DwellClick will drag for you. Point at windows and resize areas to auto-drag, and use the control panel  for anything else. Save thousands of clicks per day. Drag hands-free with total control.What is dwell clicking?Dwell clicking enables ...

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

The Selfie – Remote Switch for Camera Phone

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="268"] Selfie remote switch for iPhone[/caption] While they might call this a gimmick an its inspiration may be the #selfie, I'm convinced this could be useful to someone unable to hold a phone or press the button on their phone to take a picture. via Coolest Gadgets

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 ...

Much awaited new Accessibility feature – iOS 7 Switch Control

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

From the AblenetInc youtube page comes some info on Switch Control in iOS7 "iOS 7 includes a powerful new accessibility feature, Switch Control. For users with significant physical disabilities, Switch Control is a much needed feature that provides access to almost every feature in iOS 7 through the use of one ...

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 ...

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

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 ...