Tag Archives: Assistive Technology

Liftware – Self-Stabilizing Eating Utensils

Persons who have difficulties with using regular utensils such as a fork and spoon because of their health conditions related to Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington’s disease, or post-stroke deficits, may benefit from using Liftware utensils. Liftware … Continue reading

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Smartglasses for the visually impaired

A few years ago when a smart eyeglass product called Google Glass, a wearable computer with a head-mounted display, was introduced, many users liked the features such as taking clear high definition pictures and videos with their free hand, sending … Continue reading

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A security monitoring system without monthly fees

You may be considering about a Home automation system with many features or you may just want to have an alarm or notification system for certain situations.  For example, you may be looking for a system that can send you … Continue reading

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Object Identifier apps

If you are looking for an object identifier app for someone with low vision, blind, or simply teaching someone what each object is, you may want to use and compare the following object identifier apps. Surprisingly I have found that most … Continue reading

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AutoMath Photo app for Android

AutoMath Photo app for Android has been downloadable from Google Play for over a year so you might have already tried the app by now. Unfortunately, it still cannot always recognize your handwritten equations, as AutoMath answers math questions by taking … Continue reading

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Honda Walking Assist Device

Honda Motor Co., Ltd has been working on the development of the Walking Assist Device since 1999. As with the ASIMO robot, Honda’s humanoid robot, the Walking Assist Device uses new control technologies. The Honda Walking Assist Device has been … Continue reading

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Pepper – Intelligent robot

Many researchers and developers have been working on robotic applications to support the physical and educational needs of persons with disabilities.  S0me examples are medical devices that can be used during surgery procedures, robot-assisted rehab to enhance human motor controls … Continue reading

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Verbally (text-based AAC app)

Many app developers have been creating AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) apps and updating the features. Augmentative communication manufacturers such as DynaVox and Tobi ATI offer apps (from free to a couple hundred dollars) vs their hardware AAC devices which … Continue reading

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Speech Recognition

Speech recognition (SR) is the translation of spoken words into text vs. Text to speech (TTS) system converts normal language text into speech (Wikipedia). The speech or voice recognition feature (i.e. Siri or Google Now) has been added to many … Continue reading

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Samsung EYECAN+ open source technology

Eyegaze or eye tracking is a computer access method for persons with disabilities who cannot access a computer by a regular mouse and keyboard or touchscreen. Unfortunately it may be difficult for anyone to obtain an eye tracking device because of their high cost. … Continue reading

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