The Descriptive Camera works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. However, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. I’d like to see the description passed through to a text-to-speech conversion process and read out audiblyContinue reading “The Descriptive Camera”
Just5 Mobile phones take the less is more approach with a phone ideally aimed at older persons and those with a disability with a phone that boasts 5 simple features: 1. Big Buttons : These big buttons really do make a difference. Easy to dial even without putting on glasses. 2. Ease of Operation :Continue reading “Just5 Simple features Mobile Phone”
Sonamba is an easy-to-use, stand-alone device designed to enhance caregiving for seniors or people who need a little assistance living on their own. Sonamba can send and receive messages, track normal activity patterns and warn of any changes. It provides medication and appointment reminders, and it even calls caregivers or emergency numbers. Anyone with aContinue reading “Sonamba Wellbeing Monitor for Independence”
Proloquo2go software turns the iphone/ipod touch into a small, portable Augmented Alternative Communication [AAC] device. [Proloquo2Go: AAC in Your Pocket – Introductory videos] via madtoe & myapplespace.
A recent comment discussing uses of the iPodTouch/iPhone as a Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device brought to light this little accessory for iPods that could enable output of sound while maintaining the small, light portability. [iMainGo iPod Speakers for AAC]
More and more uses are surfacing for RFID chips and I can foresee many practical applications for alternative access to a myriad of life related activities. Hackaday reports on a phone prototype which uses RFID tags to dial. It is common for our motor skills and eyesight to deteriorate as we get older. There areContinue reading “RFID controlled phone dialing”
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]