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

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 pocket and the cubeContinue reading “A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)”

Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

  UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker David Hopkinson, helpedContinue reading “Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair”

Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. – Opensourced   http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1   via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.

App for deaf people to ‘hear’ group conversations

Smart, very smart use of technology to enhance lives. Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.   Indiegogo campaign : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transcense-group-conversations-made-accessible Transcence website : http://www.transcense.com/ via [New app lets deafContinue reading “App for deaf people to ‘hear’ group conversations”

Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch

Techcrunch feature an good article on the smart home and accessibility. For over thirty years I’ve been kludging ways to control what I can around me.  There’s a whole field of rehabilitation technology centred around what’s termed “environmental control”. All this time I’ve dreamed of the day when this stuff – what you could call ‘lazy-man’ tech.Continue reading “Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch”

The Great Automatic Light Saga or How to control a WeMo light from your PC

Summary: Control a lamp with a script on your PC via WiFi and a WeMo Switch This is going to get a bit convoluted so try and stick with me. I moved house the end of last year and, as happens every time, I left behind all the alterations and small tweaks I’d done toContinue reading “The Great Automatic Light Saga or How to control a WeMo light from your PC”

Kwikset Kevo smart lock

Kwikset are a leading brand of door hardware and home improvement. The Kevo smart lock is a Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt that will turns your iPhone into your housekey. The Kevo smart lock gives you the ability to unlock the door with a smartphone, accompanied by a simple touch. Electronic keys (eKeys) can be sent to family, friendsContinue reading “Kwikset Kevo smart lock”

Ribbit wireless handset, speaker and dock for mobile phone

The Ribbit is a wireless handset, speaker and charging dock for your mobile devices. Use the classic receiver to make calls while your smartphone or tablet is charging. The Ribbit has volume control and a noise reduction system to ensure crisp, polished sound. A rechargeable battery provides around 6 hours of continuous talk and 35Continue reading “Ribbit wireless handset, speaker and dock for mobile phone”

Hands-Free Hair Dryer by AirPhysics

Ok, here’s one from left field. The AirPhysics Hands-Free Hair Dryer will be able to rest on just about any hard surface, and can be easily activated with but a touch of a button. I came across this hands free hair dryer, something I’d never heard of, and immediately thought how it could be beneficialContinue reading “Hands-Free Hair Dryer by AirPhysics”