Reader writes: Lead needed for Second Hand adaptive bike

A recent email I received from Shellie: I have been researching adaptive bikes for my 7 year old grandson. Many are so expensive and out of our price range. Do you ever find people interested in selling a used bike? So, if anyone knows anyone or any resources Shellie can tap into to find aContinue reading “Reader writes: Lead needed for Second Hand adaptive bike”

Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology

  The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need. The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don’t need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who have a 3DContinue reading “Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology”

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.

Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy

Shapedad is an outlet on Etsy that provides custom solutions for stylus’ for touch screens in many formats. Shapedad says: “It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop.” Some examples below:                       Continue reading “Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy”

Measure with Measure-It! Adhesive Tape

Ever tried holding a conventional, metal tape measure horizontal by yourself? This is a low-tack tape that will allow you to do all of your home decorating, renovation, and craft projects. The low-tack backing makes it easy to re-position or re-use. via source: http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20141224/measure-home-projects-accurately-measureit-adhesive-tape/

Eye phone: How a app could help restore sight to millions

Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. Ted blog reports on Peek — an app and adapter that turn a smartphone into a comprehensive, easy-to-use, accurate eye-exam tool. Peek makes eye tests affordable and easy to administer, bypassing the need for expensive,Continue reading “Eye phone: How a app could help restore sight to millions”

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia – Mashable

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficult…. Mashable round up a list of seven apps that students, parents and teachers may find useful covering a range of abilities and ages. via source: http://mashable.com/2014/07/28/apps-for-dyslexia/

In search of the Ubiquitous Mouthstick

Mick (email on request) sent me this very pertinent email the other day about the un-ubiquitous nature of mouthsticks. Lads is it just me or do we all use any given mouth-stick for a broad variety of tasks? I ask because I find that many of the solutions offered for a specific issue -in thisContinue reading “In search of the Ubiquitous Mouthstick”

Faraday Stylus’ new capacities program

Just came across the iFaraday stylus via a blog post on ATMac. All their stylus’ look good and I’m impressed with their “new capacities” program which states Our goal is to enable anyone who wants to use a capacitive touch screen device.  We have three working designs that enable folks to use a capacitive touchContinue reading “Faraday Stylus’ new capacities program”