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”

Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch

Techcrunch feature an good article on the smart home and accessibility. For over thirty years I’ve been kludging ways to control what I can around me.  There’s a whole field of rehabilitation technology centred around what’s termed “environmental control”. All this time I’ve dreamed of the day when this stuff – what you could call ‘lazy-man’ tech.Continue reading “Commodity Environmental Control – The Smart Home and Accessibility | TechCrunch”

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. The size of theContinue reading “Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad”

Resistive Multitouch Touchscreen tech

Touchco was a New York company that, according to it’s now closed website title, was developing “IFSR* multi-touch resistive sensors”.  It has now reportedly ben bought by Amazon. The impressive thing about this technology is this. “Unlike the more common and more expensive capacitive touchscreens, Touchco-equipped screens can be used with a stylus as easilyContinue reading “Resistive Multitouch Touchscreen tech”

Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac

  When I heard about this Ergodex customisable keyboard on a podcast I immediately thought it would have uses in Assistive Technology circles and yes, they do already have information on such application of the device. As it happens, this device has been around a while but only for Windows computers. Just recently has itContinue reading “Ergodex customisable input system now for Mac”

Voice Activated iPod Controller

I once had one of these ‘fat nano’ ipods. Had to sell it as I couldn’t use it due to the touch nature of the ipod control wheel. Now if I’d had one of these devices that controls the basic functions of the ipod by voice I would’ve been set. [Voice Activated iPod Controller] viaContinue reading “Voice Activated iPod Controller”

Will Apple’s 10-inch touchscreens still need skin?

Reuters reported last month on Apple ordering larger touch screens: Taiwan touchscreen specialist Wintek already makes small screens for Apple iPhones, and has received orders for the larger ones that are roughly the same size as those used in mini PCs – [http://www.wintek.com.tw/] I bet you’ll still need skin! Source [Apple orders 10-inch touchscreens forContinue reading “Will Apple’s 10-inch touchscreens still need skin?”

A myriad of relay controls for Makers incl USB

There’s been discussion previously on the blog about some off the shelf, usb controlled power outlets that a few readers were chasing. I recently received the below email from a reader, Tom Stephenson, about USB control of devices using relays. Thanks Tom. Hello Dave – Lifekludger, I think you might have interest in a USBContinue reading “A myriad of relay controls for Makers incl USB”