Diabetes Device & iPhone

ReadWriteWeb reports on iPhone app that wirelessly connects to a Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter. A good example and model of technology assisting health and well-being. I think lots more work on hardware device interfacing needs attention allowing software <-> hardware interactions as these types of things tend to foster possibilities for environmental control. [Diabetes Device &Continue reading “Diabetes Device & iPhone”

Ray Ozzie knows about Mouthsticks … do you?

Wired recently ran an article about Microsoft CEO Ray Ozzie. One incident in particular introduced Ozzie to the magic that comes when people connect via computer. He had taken a part-time assignment helping a professor finish writing some courseware. The prof lived on the other side of town, so Ozzie collaborated with him remotely. OzzieContinue reading “Ray Ozzie knows about Mouthsticks … do you?”

Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback

SENS concept phone. by Japanese designer, Takumi Yoshida I’ve written previously about the importance of the correct type of feedback for input, especially when one or more of your senses fail you. This SENS phone uses a combination of tactile sensors and audio feedback to the user. When a person key is pressed the phoneContinue reading “Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback”

The Touch Barrier – Stylus enquiries continue

I received an email from a reader, Scott Sands, around the touch barrier issues I’ve been writing about here and here on the blog. Scott graciously agreed for me to put his email here for my response so all might benefit from the issues discussed. Scott outlines how he uses his computer and his issuesContinue reading “The Touch Barrier – Stylus enquiries continue”

Equipment becoming even harder and costlier to get

Interesting article on the state of getting medical equipment in the States over at New Mobility. It certainly is an indicator of how the available funds for equipment is becoming scarce — how much is artificial is another argument. My point is that when something becomes scarce we need to start looking at how somethingContinue reading “Equipment becoming even harder and costlier to get”

Lifekludger Research Lab

Seeing this site and video made me think that a Lifekludger Research Lab would be a good idea. Someone getting behind outfitting Lifekludger endeavours. Te GRL’s slogan is “Dedicated to outfitting graffiti artists with open source technologies for urban communication”. How cool would it be to have support for Lifekludging with the motto “Dedicated toContinue reading “Lifekludger Research Lab”

PowerSwitch kludging by Dave Faxon

Lifekludger correspondant Dave Faxon sent in this report on some mods he’s been doing on remote control access of power outlets. Dave first came to my attention when we were talking about the USB PowerBar when he, amongst many others, contacted me, everyone seeking such a device that has control of power outlets via USB.Continue reading “PowerSwitch kludging by Dave Faxon”