RFID Enables Hands-Free Transit Entrance for Vancouver Disabled

… The hands-free solution, known as the Universal Fare Gate Access Program, represents the world’s first transit authority system that offers hands-free automated access to disabled passengers, according to Erin Windross, TransLink’s planner for access transit planning. The RFID technology, which consists of UHF access-control cards and readers above fare gates, is provided by British Columbia RFID and Internet of ThingsContinue reading “RFID Enables Hands-Free Transit Entrance for Vancouver Disabled”

The Potential of IoT Technologies for People with Disabilities

While being able to dim your lights, lock your doors, and adjust the thermostat using voice commands or a simple interface on your smartphone may seem like convenient novelties to some, for disabled individuals these can be essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, enjoyable home life. For example, a quadriplegic who cannot physically open theirContinue reading “The Potential of IoT Technologies for People with Disabilities”

IoT Innovations Offer Essential Benefits for People with Disabilities

Today, Internet-connected devices offer a similar potential to transform quality of life for many folks, particularly for people with disabilities.  These innovations are ushering in a new societal revolution, one in which anything (and everything) can be connected. These connected devices, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), offer almost limitless potential for benefit, especiallyContinue reading “IoT Innovations Offer Essential Benefits for People with Disabilities”