Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

[embed][/embed] We help the blind and visually impaired quickly identify objects using affordable, cutting-edge technology. Source: Aipoly - Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I've seen recently. Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a ...

Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Curtin University research a smartphone-like gadget that senses an entire room's features, builds a virtual map of it and communicates this to the user may one day replace the humble white cane to help blind sense their surroundings. Using special multi-sensor array technology, the Indoor Navigation Project will enable blind to ...

Tactile Watch – ‘Touch Time’

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

  On Kickstarter is a beautifully designed time-piece called 'The Bradley'  - made for wearers -  including the blind and visually impaired — to tell time through touch rather than sight. Instead of traditional non-visual designs allowing one to 'feel' the watch hands,or rely on audible read time, "The Bradley" uses two ...

Snapvoice – Photos With Audio Recordings

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Using Snapvoice you can add an audio recording of up to 90 seconds to a single image. I came across SnapVoice and it reminded me of an earlier post on a similar app, VoicePic, and some thoughts I had in that post around Mechanical Turk. I think this would be an excellent ...

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

Bluetooth Bracelet with Vibration and Display

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

bluetooth wristband Hack a Day had a post about this BT bracelet. Forgetting the usefulness or otherwise of the display, I think there must be a myriad of uses due to the vibration of the device, especially for Blind users, for alerts of different kinds. [via] [Bluetooth Bracelet ...

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 ...

Turn phone into walking radar to detect physical spaces

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The "Walking Radar" project connects up a Basic Stamp and IR sensor to your cell phone in order to detect objects in the environment and influence games on the device or trigger SMS messages to be sent. [Make] It occurred to me this gadget if hooked up to the vibration part ...