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

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 ...

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 ...

Comprehensive Stylus Reviews

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

There's been some large comprehensive reviews and comparisons of Styluses on offer for the myriad of capacitive type touch devices that now surround us. A stylus is of particular interest to me as I don't use my fingers. One thing I find with these "Best of" or even the "comparative" type ...

BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Georgia Tech has come up with BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app. This ia a prototype app for touchscreen mobile device. You can Text not even having to even look at the device’s display at all – which bodes well for the visually impaired, of course. “Research has shown that chorded, or ...

One hand chorded keyboard

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Doug Engelbart's Chorded Keyboard as a Multi-touch Interface Source: hackaday.com via David N on Pinterest

Nomad Brush – A Paintbrush for iPad

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Nomad Brush is a unique paintbrush for the iPad that features soft, flexible bristles made from a blend of natural and conductive fibers. Nomad Brush + iPad from Don Lee on Vimeo. The makers say "This simple and elegant design makes it a perfect tool for drawing and painting on the ...

Make your own Touchscreen Stylus Brush

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Rainy Day Magazine features an article on how to make a stylus and brush for capacitive touch screens like the iPad/iPhone etc out of some stripped copper wire and a ball point pen casing. The article contains lots of great information, links, ideas and photos and is well worth a ...

iPad/iPhone Capacitive Stylus Roundup

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Over on the "Cool Quirks" blog, there's a good post on stylus pens for iPad/iPhone etc. It gives a good general look at "7 of the Best iPad Stylus Pens of 2011". It has good photo's too which is helpful info. for any kludgers needing something to modify. One thing I wish ...

Hitachi stylus compatible, capacitive touch panel

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

This interesting development was flagged to me recently and is of great interest personally as I battle with the "Touch barrier" that the pervasive use of capacitive type touch-screens pose. Hitachi Displays has developed a projective-type electrostatic capacitance touch-panel that can convert input from a non-conductive object into electrostatic capacitance, thus ...