Archive for the ‘Suppliers’ Category

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

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 ...

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. ...

Resistive Multitouch Touchscreen tech

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Touchco was a New York company that, according to it's now closed website title, was developing "IFSR* multi-touch resistive sensors".  It has now reportedly ben bought by Amazon. The impressive thing about this technology is this. "Unlike the more common and more expensive capacitive touchscreens, Touchco-equipped screens can be used with a ...

Adesso compact wireless keyboard

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="299" caption="adesso compact wireless kb"][/caption] Nice compact, wi-fi keyboard, useful for limited reach. And no cords. Non-multi touch pad is a positive in my opinion. Would love to test the pad. [via engadget ]

Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

  [caption id="attachment_377" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="ergodex customisable input device"][/caption] When I heard about this Ergodex customisable keyboard on a podcast I immediately thought it would have uses in Assistive Technology circles and yes, they do already have information on such application of the device. As it happens, this device has been around a ...

Voice Activated iPod Controller

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

I once had one of these 'fat nano' ipods. Had to sell it as I couldn't use it due to the touch nature of the ipod control wheel. Now if I'd had one of these devices that controls the basic functions of the ipod by voice I would've been set. [Voice Activated ...

Will Apple’s 10-inch touchscreens still need skin?

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Reuters reported last month on Apple ordering larger touch screens: Taiwan touchscreen specialist Wintek already makes small screens for Apple iPhones, and has received orders for the larger ones that are roughly the same size as those used in mini PCs - [http://www.wintek.com.tw/] I bet you'll still need skin! Source [Apple orders ...

A myriad of relay controls for Makers incl USB

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="{usb relay}"][/caption] There's been discussion previously on the blog about some off the shelf, usb controlled power outlets that a few readers were chasing. I recently received the below email from a reader, Tom Stephenson, about USB control of devices using relays. Thanks Tom. Hello Dave - Lifekludger, I think you ...

Clarifi iPhone Case with Macro Lens for Low Vision?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Great idea for people with low vision to read small print. Which is an interesting point. Just what 'Universal Access' (to use Mac OSX parlance) does the iPhone have? Anyone? [ThinkGeek :: Clarifi iPhone Case with Macro Lens]

Mobi Grips – Extra ways to secure devices

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Came across these neat little Mobi Grip things. You stick them on your devices and has a elastic loop. Would be great for extra security when holding things, or even adding a way to hang things on a lanyard if there's no inbuilt securing point. Mobi Grips : http://www.mobigrips.com/ [via Popgadget] Technorati Tags: mobile, securing

The Touch Barrier – Testing the pogo stylus

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

pogo no go After writing an article about my concerns over the pervasive use of touch I was alerted via a comment to the pogo stylus [thanks @garthk] . The Touch Barrier pogo stylus I thought it might've been a solution so I wrote to "Ten One Design" outlining why I'm so interested. The response ...