Reader Writes – carbon fiber mouth stick fabrication needed

I received the following comment on my post Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick from Aaron who is looking for help fabricating a mouthstick solution. The aim of Lifekludger is to try and bring together people who make things (Makers) with people who need things (Livers). I post it here in hope someone might be able toContinue reading “Reader Writes – carbon fiber mouth stick fabrication needed”

Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick

Overcoming the “touch barrier” I received a message the other day from a reader … in …. Michael writes: Please see the attached [link for] pencil tops or stick tops – or whatever you’re having yourself – tops. I have been using something similar from the same website for some time.  They are effectively noveltyContinue reading “Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick”

Pressy – a smartphone task button

The Pressy is a tiny, simple button that you plug into the headphone jack of your phone that allows you to easily access a regular task. It uses an app that lets you setup the presses it takes to perform certain functions. Clicks are similar to Morse Code and are comprised of long and shortContinue reading “Pressy – a smartphone task button”

Much awaited new Accessibility feature – iOS 7 Switch Control

From the AblenetInc youtube page comes some info on Switch Control in iOS7 “iOS 7 includes a powerful new accessibility feature, Switch Control. For users with significant physical disabilities, Switch Control is a much needed feature that provides access to almost every feature in iOS 7 through the use of one or multiple switches.” [wp_youtube]fqWkNxB27DM[/wp_youtube]

Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility

[wp_youtube]GoytMqwygZ0[/wp_youtube] Christian Heilmann has a neat article and video about using the Leap motion for accessibility gestures. In essence, this means: Swiping your finger right will scroll the page down, left will scroll up. The speed of the swipe defines the amount of pixels scrolled Making a clockwise circular gesture will jump to the nextContinue reading “Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility”

Wheelchair hack for foot control

Alejandro who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which limits his ability to move. Rather than wait five years for a powered wheelchair, his father [Shea] took it upon himself to hack a wheelchair his son could control. He used a second hand adult-sized motorized wheelchair on eBay and the sensors from a digital kitchen scale asContinue reading “Wheelchair hack for foot control”

Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype

 Tobii-Synaptics Windows 8 prototype From an interesting article on Wired: “… even with touch as an input option, accessibility remains an issue for people with limited mobility, or those who suffer from long-term repetitive stress injuries. A prototype ultrabook from Tobii and Synaptics shows what the solution to those problems looks like: a notebook thatContinue reading “Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype”