London Closer to Setting Standard for Commuter Accessibility

Google’s charitable arm has donated $1 million to help spread blind navigation technology throughout cities worldwide. Starting in London, the Wayfindr program will develop an app that works with Bluetooth beacons to guide users through physical environments with audio cues but, more importantly, it’s developing the first open standard for such systems globally. Curated by (Lifekludger) ReadContinue reading “London Closer to Setting Standard for Commuter Accessibility”

Kwikset Kevo smart lock

Kwikset are a leading brand of door hardware and home improvement. The Kevo smart lock is a Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt that will turns your iPhone into your housekey. The Kevo smart lock gives you the ability to unlock the door with a smartphone, accompanied by a simple touch. Electronic keys (eKeys) can be sent to family, friendsContinue reading “Kwikset Kevo smart lock”

A True Hands Free Bluetooth Headset

Meet Darrell Earlier in the year I was contacted by Darrell. Darrell may not realise it, but he is a Lifekludger. Darrell has a son. His son lives with a disability. His son’s disability prevented him from using a mobile phone. Unable to press a button to activate ‘hands free’ voice control dialing – yesContinue reading “A True Hands Free Bluetooth Headset”

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”

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”

Bluetooth Bracelet with Vibration and Display

bluetooth wristband Hack a Day had a post about this BT bracelet. Forgetting the usefulness or otherwise of the display, I think there must be a myriad of uses due to the vibration of the device, especially for Blind users, for alerts of different kinds. [via] [Bluetooth Bracelet with Vibration and LCD Display – FromContinue reading “Bluetooth Bracelet with Vibration and Display”