Archive for the ‘Movement’ Category

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 ...

Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

[wp_youtube]GoytMqwygZ0[/wp_youtube] Christian Heilmann has a neat article and video about using the Leap motion for accessibility gestures. In essence, this means: Swiping your finger right will scroll the page down, left will scroll up. The speed of the swipe defines the amount of pixels scrolled Making a clockwise circular gesture will jump to the ...

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 ...

Head-gesture control in iOS7 accessibility options

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

iOS7 introduces  head gesture control as part of Apple's accessibility tools. It cycles automatically through every on-screen icon, just like a scanning on-screen keyboard, with the user selecting options by moving their head. The 'Switch control' feature, lets you set left or right head movements to trigger Siri, the notification center, control volume, ...

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 ...

Webcam Swiper – swipe your hand to turn pages

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Found this neat experiment that you point your webcam at yourself and swipe your hand left or right to turn the pages of the book.   It's called the Webcam Swiper.   Chrome is the only stable browser which supports webcam access at this time, but Firefox nightly builds supposedly have it too.   Webcam Swiper - Blog - ...

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: Via: via Lifekludger on Pinterest

The Leap – Motion control device

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

"Leap Motion, a San Francisco start-up, wants to change the way you control your computer with a little device called The Leap. It is a small 3D motion sensor that goes in front of your computer and creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet from which you can ...

More Kinect as controller info

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

More Kinect controlled PC info: The ability to control a Windows desktop with a simple hand gesture could become reality sooner than we once thought. Source: via Lifekludger on Pinterest

Microsoft release Kinect for Windows

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Microsoft released the Kinect for Windows. Basically, it’s designed expressly for hacking. The Kinect for Windows can reliably ‘see’ objects 40 cm (16 in) away, and supports up to four Kinects connected to the same computer. Source: via David N on Pinterest

Robotic Exoskeleton

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Rex Bionics exoskeleton [via Roy]

Camera Mouse

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Developed by researchers at Boston College and Boston University, Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head. Camera Mouse requires Windows 7, Vista, or XP and a webcam. Some useful applications and utilities are available from the ...