Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

Curtin University research a smartphone-like gadget that senses an entire room’s features, builds a virtual map of it and communicates this to the user may one day replace the humble white cane to help blind sense their surroundings. Using special multi-sensor array technology, the Indoor Navigation Project will enable blind to sense their surroundings beyondContinue reading “Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind”

Tactile Watch – ‘Touch Time’

  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 ball bearings: oneContinue reading “Tactile Watch – ‘Touch Time’”

Doorbell sends SMS Message when Pressed

  Along the lines of the Notifying Doorbell comes another project to enhance a doorbell. This Project from Martin’s Hobby site has details on a Wireless Doorbell that sends SMS Message when Activated. Includes the code for you to make your own. Via: Hacked Gadgets

Notifying Doorbell

[wp_youtube]0IIwuAmIro4[/wp_youtube] From Notifying Doorbell by ClementStorck on YouTube “This project will help you to hack your doorbell to send Push notification and an email with an attached picture when somebody’s at the door. It use the free PushingBox service to delegate all the programming part and make things easy.” “The principle is simple, when someone rings the portal, a pushContinue reading “Notifying Doorbell”

MedFolio – Electronic Pillbox Alerts

The MedFolio Electronic Pillbox is the usual configuration with times and days sectioned in their container, however the differences come in the electronics the box features. Each section features an LED light which glows when you are due to take it, and will stop once the related segment has been removed. The medication can beContinue reading “MedFolio – Electronic Pillbox Alerts”

Live Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using Moverio

Live translating using a microphone, a smartphone running Google Translate, and Epson Moverio Epson’s Moverio is a pair of glasses with Wi-Fi controlled by a wired touch remote running on Android. With a little experimentation and development it could possibly lead to a useful tool for the deaf and the hearing impaired. [wp_youtube]HptVoZiD_14[/wp_youtube] MoverioChannel [via Chip Chick]

Kinect and VR Goggles

Kinect and VR goggles to help with Phantom Limb Syndrome… This project uses a Kinect and VR goggles to put the patient in a virtual environment…so they get a virtual representation of their whole self projected into their goggles. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=36085689&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0Phantom Limb Pain therapy with Kinect from Benjamin Blundell on Vimeo. Source: hackaday.com via David NContinue reading “Kinect and VR Goggles”

Sonamba Wellbeing Monitor for Independence

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”