Assistive Technology

Heartbeat Monitor: fitness device built with Raspberry Pi - The MagPi Magazine

The Raspberry Pi is increasingly being used in health applications – here’s how one maker made his own DIY Pi health device: Heartbeat Monitor.<p>You …

Raspberry Pi

Assistive Technology

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Disability

Smart Tactile Touchpad Helps Visually Impaired People Better Understand Their Surroundings

At École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, engineers have developed a novel touchpad that can represent various objects, …

Fly on a Treadmill Uncovers Potential Hearing Aid Problem

You’re a tiny parasitic fly, minding your business stuck with wax to a tether, standing on a spherical treadmill. Why? You don’t quite remember, but …

Hearing Aids

Signia introduces the first high-definition quality hearing aid with direct connectivity to iPhone and TV

Piscataway, NJ, May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signia introduces the first high-definition quality hearing aid with direct connectivity to iPhone …

Hearing Aids

This 3D Printed Arm Was Designed To Help A Boy Play The Cello

In 2015, 3D printing surpassed $5.1 billion. From robotic hands and drones to dresses, guns and even houses, the industry continues to grow.<p>However, according to Kit Eaton, technology journalist and 3D printing enthusiast, 3D printing hasn’t quite taken off in the way that some predicted.<p>“We’re a …

3D Printing

Can a parasitic fly inspire a new generation of hearing aids?

A fly's hearing mechanism might inspire the next generation of auditory sensors, but new research suggests its unique ears also have limitations.

This arcade-style game tests your ability to drive using just your hearing

What would it be like to drive a car on a busy highway while blindfolded? WIRED gets 'behind the wheel' to find out...<p>In Blind Drive, what you hear …

Technology

Wearable UV Patch Monitors Your Daily Sun Exposure

NotCot designed the patch to fluidly monitor sun exposure and send notifications to an app if the wearer needs sunscreen<p>NotCot, a community of …

Obi Robotic Dining Aid (video)

A new robotic dining aid has been created called Obi which is fully FDA compliant and is equipped with technology such as collision detection and …

NAPLAN guidelines changed at last minute for dyslexic students in Victoria

Victoria's Education Department has admitted it got some NAPLAN guidelines wrong and made last-minute changes the day before testing started.<p>Some …

Teaching

Augmented Ability: Assistive Tech Gets Smart

Augmented Ability: Assistive Tech Gets Smart<p>From Braille smartwatches to GPS-enabled shoes, intuitive, connected technology is changing the game for …

Google Glass

Neato Botvac Connected review

What is the Neato Botvac Connected?<p>Robot vacuum cleaners are cool, but not as cool as they used to be. After all, we now live in a world where almost …

Gear & Gadgets

Fait Accompli: Agentive Tech Is Here

Similar to intelligence, agency can be thought of as a spectrum. Some things are more agentive than others. Is a hammer agentive? No. I mean if you …

Web Development

Awesome Deal: Save 40% On The Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

We have an awesome deal for our readers in our deals store today, you can save 40% on the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar.<p>The Jamstik Wireless Smart …

Guitar

New MIT device measures walking speed with high accuracy

<b>A prototype wireless device</b> developed by scientists at MIT can help people <b>monitor</b> their <b>walking speed</b>. The device is called WiGait, and scientists …

Robotics

This robotic patch could tell you if your body needs more water by analyzing your sweat

Scientists at Northwestern University developed a soft, flexible skin patch that measures the wearer’s sweat to show how their body responds to exercise.

Northwestern University

Chipolo enables you to find your belongings by sound, see them on a map or use community search to recover lost items. It works with iPhones and Android phones.

Ring your keys, wallet, anything.<p>Attach, drop or stick Chipolo to the things you care about and make them ring when you get close. With 100 decibel …

Mother's Day

Miami-Dade Schools, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind team up to help visually impaired students succeed in school, and beyond

Three years ago, Miami-Dade County Public Schools launched a Million-Dollar Community Literacy Challenge for adults in our community who had not …

Education

VESTA Smart Direct Car Heat Alarm

Protect the ones you love with the VESTA Smart Direct Car Heat Alarm. This revolutionary device is equipped with smart sensors to keep your family …

Airbnb is working on this handy device to help travelers stay connected anywhere in the world

It’s the worst when you’re trying to find your Airbnb — but then you lose cell reception. But, that problem may be fixed. Airbnb is working on this …

Airbnb

Sumo Wheelchair

Twitter user Matt Alt posted this image taken backstage at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, a sporting arena used for sumo wrestling in Tokyo. What's the …

Cool Stuff

How This Wearable Smart Patch Analyzes Your Sweat To Monitor Your Body

Professor Wei Gao, a post doctoral fellow at the University of California and recipient of 2016 MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, spoke in February 2017 at Rice University about bioelectronic devices for personalize and precision medicine. His belief is that wearable biosensors and …

Digital Health

The Future of Assistive Tech Is Smart

The Future of Assistive Tech Is Smart<p>From Braille smartwatches to GPS-enabled shoes, connected tech is changing the game for people with …

Google Glass

This Box Detects Home Intruders By Only Using Wi-Fi

Aura is a security device radically different than those that came before it.<p>A few years ago, researchers at MIT developed a new technology that could detect movement by measuring changes to wireless signals. This device, called Radio Frequency (RF) Capture, could in effect "see through walls" by …

Wi-Fi

The Awair Glow is a nightlight that senses – and reacts to – bad air

There are plenty of air quality sensors out there but so far the Awair Glow is the only sensor I’ve found that can do something about nastiness in your environment. The Glow is a small plugin nightlight that connects to an iOS or Android phone and lets you turn on a fan or air purifier if certain …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Kickstarter Projects of April

If you work in an office, this little wearable device could be a lifesaver. The Upright Go helps you track, train, and improve your posture.<p>You …

Kickstarter

Hyderabad man's patented tech helps regulate body temperature

For Hyderabad resident Kranthi Kiran Vistakua, the American winter was something his body was not used to. While doing his Masters at the prestigious …

Formula One

The Drishti app attempts to help the visually impaired make sense of their surroundings

Persistent Systems is a technology services company headquartered in Pune. Every year it hosts a global hackathon called ‘Semicolons’ — which lasts …

Machine Learning

[Conference paper] 3D Virtual System Using a Haptic Device for Fine Motor Rehabilitation -Abstract+References

Abstract<p>It is presented a 3D Virtual system with a haptic device that allows the interaction between a user and a virtual environment developed in …

Rehabilitation