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.

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 ...

Wheelchair-accessible version of the NYC Taxi

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

A universal, accessible taxi fleet is something to aspire to, and IMHO Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to standardize the NY city’s taxi fleet with a single, universal vehicle is to be applauded. This Nissan vehicle looks the ticket. Though I 'm not sure how most electric wheelchairs would fit in lengthwise. I ...

Keyboard Access for Google Maps

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Web Axe points to an article where Patrick H. Lauke provides a solution to making Google Maps keyboard accessible by retrofitting keyboard access into google maps. (Obviously JavaScript is still required.) Also, Google Maps provides a text-only option, which is nice for those using assistive devices, mobile devices, low or ...

Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities | Future Technology

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Great to see some good asthetic thought as well as pure functionality put into accessible design in this bicycle. From the Tuvie site: Bicycle designer Gavin Smith has come up with a new bicycle design that will help people with disabilities to ride the bicycle independently. Sometimes disabilities like cerebral palsy can ...

Modeling Second Life virtual objects in the Physical – Paper Prototyping

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I recently came across this site called Export To World which offers a method of taking virtual objects created in Second Life and creating a physical paper model of it in First Life. In effect making physical objects from virtual ones. Novel concept you say, but so what? Well, think of the situation ...

AlarMe – Alert watch with style

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

AlarMe is a very unique watch that has the ability to alert those who cannot hear an audible alarm by vibration. Multidirectional microphones that can register a drastic change in ambient sound level, or pick up specially asigned frequencies alert the user. The LED lights and face alert the user ...