Resistive Multitouch Touchscreen tech

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 stylus as easilyContinue reading “Resistive Multitouch Touchscreen tech”

A True Hands Free Bluetooth Headset

Meet Darrell Earlier in the year I was contacted by Darrell. Darrell may not realise it, but he is a Lifekludger. Darrell has a son. His son lives with a disability. His son’s disability prevented him from using a mobile phone. Unable to press a button to activate ‘hands free’ voice control dialing – yesContinue reading “A True Hands Free Bluetooth Headset”

Pressure Sensitive Multitouch pads to come

An article in Technology Review reveals development of pressure sensitive touch pads that could be used on future generation devices. Why is this Lifekludger newsworthy? Because the pads are reported to combine features of both kinds of existing touch pads. To me, this might mean some breaking down of the Touch Barrier and the seemingContinue reading “Pressure Sensitive Multitouch pads to come”

Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac

  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 while but only for Windows computers. Just recently has itContinue reading “Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac”

GM and Segway new balancing two-wheeler transport project

My ex-boss, when talking about the language of disability, always used to tell people that “wheelchair bound” should refer to those who do not use a wheelchair, as they’re potentially headed there and we’ve already arrived! Well, now take a look at this experimental vehicle from Segway. See, he was right! The Personal Urban MobilityContinue reading “GM and Segway new balancing two-wheeler transport project”

Siftables, the smart blocks | Augmented Communication Possibilities?

A new way of thinking about alternative input and physical interaction. Possibilities for alternative and augmented communication. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf [David Merrill demos Siftables, the smart blocks | Video on TED.com]