Archive for the ‘Talking’ Category

Lifekludger Quick Links: Hand Stylus; Voice Activated Alarm Clock

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The Hand Stylus The Hand Stylus is a kickstarter-funded project. It has a retractable stylus tip. The tip rotates automatically to prevent wearing on one side. [via Chip Chick]   ivee Voice Activated Alarm Clock Can speak to it Able to understand more than 30 simple voice commands Touchscreen capabilities and volume adjustment 5” LED display, a selection of soothing ...

BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Georgia Tech has come up with BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app. This ia a prototype app for touchscreen mobile device. You can Text not even having to even look at the device’s display at all – which bodes well for the visually impaired, of course. “Research has shown that chorded, or ...

Voice Controlled Alarm Clock

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_616" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="moshi alarm clock"][/caption] [Link: Moshi Alarm Clocks: Speak to your Moshi Alarm Clock and it speaks back] Moshi Alarm Clocks are sleekly designed clocks with voice recognition technology. The Moshi Alarm Clock is fully voice interactive and can be operated without ever even seeing the clock. Speak to your Moshi ...

Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback

Monday, October 20th, 2008

SENS concept phone. by Japanese designer, Takumi Yoshida I've written previously about the importance of the correct type of feedback for input, especially when one or more of your senses fail you. This SENS phone uses a combination of tactile sensors and audio feedback to the user. When a person key is pressed ...

Emporia Life Phone info sought

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Back here I wrote about the Emporia Life Phone. The other day I got an email asking me about where to get one in Australia, which it appears you can't. Can anyone help shelly? Are you listening Emporia? shelly wrote: EMPORIA PHONE These are not available in Australia at present and nobody I have spoken ...

More simple cell phones for life

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

emporia have a great statement on their site which states: What is simple will be understood. What is understood generates relevance. I came across these phones made by emporia via Popgadget blog. They reminded me of my observations made in an earlier post where I see that simpler interfaces for devices that hide ...

Hands free dialling

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Make reports on a telephone that features a built-in PIR motion sensor. If an intruder is detected within a 30 ft. range, TeleSpy calls a preset telephone number and allows you to listen in to the premises. Now, what a cool concept. If this phone was positioned in a certain way ...

Media Centre Voice Reccognition

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

The other day the e-HomeUpgrade blog had news and a review about some speech recognition software from OneVoice Technologies. The Media Center Communicator Version 2, is designed to let you talk to and control your Media Center PC. For the future One Voice Communications is working with other partners on integrating ...

SGD interface for mobiles wins on Inventors

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Last year I met Toan Nguyen at a seminar in Adelaide. Tonight I was watching The New Inventors on ABC TV and Toan was on as a contestant with his SGD Mobile Access interface : SGD Mobile Access is a software interface added to existing technology. This enables users who do ...

Bluetooth & My PDA – my ongoing saga

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Over at Frank Arrigo's blog he has the low down on a kludge to get VoiceCommand to take commands straight from a BT headset. frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger : K-JAM, Microsoft Voice Command, Bluetooth earpiece and a registry hack Longtime readers will know the ongoing battle I've had with this ...

The Sony mouse phone

Friday, January 13th, 2006

This is a neat idea by Sony. This is a phone handset built into a mouse. Okay, so it's not the most ergonomic looking rodent but for limited space or limited reach that would mean a mouse and phone together would not be able to be used, it could just fit ...

Bluetooth and PDA interoperability – again

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Here I am again reporting on the PDA-Bluetooth issues I've alluded to in previous posts and written about in a paper about mobile technologies for people with a disability. As a result of that I've pointed my feed reader over at the bluetoothlounge.com. A hugely indepth article about the technical problems ...