Archive for the ‘Touch’ 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

 Tobii-Synaptics Windows 8 prototype From an interesting article on Wired: "... even with touch as an input option, accessibility remains an issue for people with limited mobility, or those who suffer from long-term repetitive stress injuries. A prototype ultrabook from Tobii and Synaptics shows what the solution to those problems looks like: a ...

Lifekludger Responds – Stylus choice

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

  Via Email - On 10 May 2013 15:58, MS writes: Hi! Just came across your blog while doing some research for a stylus for my 8 year old. He has severe cerebral palsy, but is just starting to use a mouth stylus to access the ipad. I was thinking that maybe a ...

No. 2 Stylus Pencil

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="368"] No. 2 Stylus Pencil for all your touch screen devices.[/caption] I like that this has removable tips and can put two together to extend the length. See more at the link below http://www.no2stylus.com

Dynamic Physical Buttons on Touch Screens

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

World's first dynamic deformable tactile surface capable of creating dynamic physical buttons that users can actually see and feel in advance of entering data into the device. [wp_youtube]bwbO2JvW6lE[/wp_youtube] Tactus Technology

AnyGlove Liquid makes any glove touch capable

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Evidently this "AnyGlove" liquid will turn any glove into a touchscreen-friendly glove. AnyGlove is a liquid you apply to the fingertips of any glove which then makes the area to with the liquid usable on your touchscreen device. It's said the effect wears off after a while and then you can reapply for ...