Archive for the ‘Input’ Category

If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Techinsider recently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7. One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition. It's rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor. Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the ...

Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. - Opensourced     via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.

Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Shapedad is an outlet on Etsy that provides custom solutions for stylus' for touch screens in many formats. Shapedad says: "It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop." Some examples below:                        Special needs solutions by shapedad on Etsy

In search of the Ubiquitous Mouthstick

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Mick (email on request) sent me this very pertinent email the other day about the un-ubiquitous nature of mouthsticks. Lads is it just me or do we all use any given mouth-stick for a broad variety of tasks? I ask because I find that many of the solutions offered for a ...

Faraday Stylus’ new capacities program

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Just came across the iFaraday stylus via a blog post on ATMac. All their stylus' look good and I'm impressed with their "new capacities" program which states Our goal is to enable anyone who wants to use a capacitive touch screen device.  We have three working designs that enable folks to ...

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.

Reader Writes – carbon fiber mouth stick fabrication needed

Monday, September 1st, 2014

I received the following comment on my post Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick from Aaron who is looking for help fabricating a mouthstick solution. The aim of Lifekludger is to try and bring together people who make things (Makers) with people who need things (Livers). I post it here in hope someone might ...

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

Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Overcoming the "touch barrier" I received a message the other day from a reader … in …. Michael writes: Please see the attached [link for] pencil tops or stick tops – or whatever you’re having yourself – tops. I have been using something similar from the same website for some time.  They are effectively ...

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

Pressy – a smartphone task button

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The Pressy is a tiny, simple button that you plug into the headphone jack of your phone that allows you to easily access a regular task. It uses an app that lets you setup the presses it takes to perform certain functions. Clicks are similar to Morse Code and are ...

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 ...