The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

It’s amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically ‘play’ that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as to how many ways thisContinue reading “The MaKey MaKey configurable input system”

Puff activated kick pedal mod for Guitar Hero

Ben Heck has modded the kick pedal on the drums of guitar hero so it can be operated by puff of the mouth by someone who uses a wheelchair.   Ben shows exactly how he went about the awesome mod over on his blog in a post here. This is a brilliant example ofContinue reading “Puff activated kick pedal mod for Guitar Hero”

Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities | Future Technology

Great to see some good asthetic thought as well as pure functionality put into accessible design in this bicycle. From the Tuvie site: Bicycle designer Gavin Smith has come up with a new bicycle design that will help people with disabilities to ride the bicycle independently. Sometimes disabilities like cerebral palsy can affect the basicContinue reading “Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities | Future Technology”

XBox 360 Controller for Mac OSX

Came across this neat little project that could be an alternate input device. Not sure if it could double as mouse and gaes controller, or just games.  “…a USB driver which allows you to use wired XBox 360 Controllers via USB, and wireless XBox 360 Controllers via the Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, on yourContinue reading “XBox 360 Controller for Mac OSX”

Unforseen custom uses for Wii as input device

There exists assistive technology devices that use tracking of a reflective dot by infrared to control a computer. They cost in vacinity on USD $4-500. Now take a look at this video and think about the unforseen possibilities of general purpose ‘stuff’. And what happens with mass market uptake and the effect it has onContinue reading “Unforseen custom uses for Wii as input device”

Bluetooth SoundBall potential for blind soccer

SoundBall is a ball with sensors that make it emit sounds according to what it’s movement is. The ball transmits what it’s doing via Bluetooth, enabling it to control music and sound through motion. It’s creator, Aleksei Stevens, calls it a toy. But I reckon if you put it onto a field for blind soccerContinue reading “Bluetooth SoundBall potential for blind soccer”