Assistive Technology

‘If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water’

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Digital Photography

Kinsa’s smart thermometer lets you keep track of temps for $24 (Reg. $40)

Amazon currently has the Kinsa Digital Smart Ear Thermometer on sale for <b>$24.26 Prime shipped</b>. This thermometer normally runs around $40, with this sale being an all-time low on Amazon. The Kinsa smart thermometer is designed to work with your smartphone to keep track of prior temperatures of …

Gear & Gadgets

Phiaton Neckband BT150 NC Headphones Launch For $149

Phiaton has today started selling their new wireless active noise cancelling Neckband BT150 NC headphones which are now available to purchase from …

Gear & Gadgets

Opter Pose Smart Necklace Monitors Your Posture, Activity, Sleep And More

If you are interested in monitoring your posture on a daily basis, you may be interested in a new wearable health and posture smart necklace called …

Necklaces

Phiaton BT 150 NC Noise Cancelling Headphone Preview

In the growing category of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, one of the better inexpensive options is the BT 100 NC from Phiaton. For under $100, they were great. They didn’t sound as good as some, or reduce as much noise as others, but for an all-around package: solid.<p>Now Phiaton has announced …

Gear & Gadgets

Blind-Assistance App 'Be My Eyes' Is Now On Android

Image via Be My Eyes Be My Eyes, an app that lets sighted people remotely help blind people with visual tasks, is now available on Android, after two …

Credit Cards

21 ways to support a learner with dyslexia

Finding the right way to support a child with dyslexia can be challenging. The information available to teachers can be too simplistic, too complex …

Teaching

Lend your eyes to a blind person with the “Be My Eyes” Android app

In addition to talking with your friends, browsing the web, and watching videos online, our mobile devices can also be used for helping others. A great example of this is an app called <i>Be My Eyes</i>, which launched on iOS devices a few years back and has now finally made its way to Android.<p>The app …

Technology

Smart glasses stage new experiences for deaf theater fans

London's National Theatre is using augmented reality to make its performances more accessible for hard of hearing customers.<p>Trying to get tickets for a sell-out production at London's National Theatre is difficult enough at the best of times, but if you're hard of hearing, it's trickier still.<p>Not …

Augmented Reality

US Navy "smart" prosthetics monitor for signs of infection

As useful as they are for amputees, prosthetic legs aren't the most comfortable things to wear. With the whole body pressing down on the point of …

Science

Use "Trackr" So You Will Never Waste Time On Finding Small Items Again

Forgetting where we put something can be frustrating. With the amount of essential items we carry around with us daily, the increase of …

Hacking

Utah's 911 Service For The Deaf Was Down For Days Because A Company Forgot To Renew Its Domain

For nearly three days, deaf people and residents with vocal disabilities in Utah were unable to place 911 video calls in the event of an emergency. …

Technology (Australia)

Aire – The First Flying Robot for Your Smart Home

Imagine a world where robots are a part of our daily life. Not just in building cars and doing daily chores but protecting our home and keeping us …

Amazon Alexa

The Center for Universal Design - Universal Design History

Like a bean sprout that emerges only after its root is deep and strong, universal design has its beginnings in demographic, legislative, economic, …

Universal Design

Oscillating beam rig helps test Monitran low frequency sensors

Accelerometers and velocity meters are used to measure a wide range of frequencies, including low frequency vibrations found in building maintenance. …

Engineering

Pornhub Gets More Accessible For Visually Impaired Users

Pornhub just launched a new Visually Impaired mode specifically designed for users who have low vision, color deficiencies, or are blind.<p>PCMag …

Uber's new 'Sign Language' campaign is a step in the right direction

Uber today caught my attention by reversing course and doing something worthy of praise for a change. In support of Deaf Awareness Month, Uber is now offering a mini-course in how to communicate with your driver — or passenger, if you’re an Uber driver — should you be paired with one that is deaf, …

Technology (India)

Wearable assistive technology will hit the runway at Invictus showcase

Fenton said the device is clinically validated by many North American eye institutes and health researchers, including the University Health Network, …

Wearable Tech

Here’s how GPS tracking device can help in daily life routine

GPS is no more an alien term to anybody. What you may not know about it is the expansion of the acronym. GPS stands for “Global Positioning …

Gear & Gadgets

2 Types of Assistive Technology Saving Senior Independence

When it comes to types of assistive technology that can improve senior living, wearables keep coming out on top. Heavily populated by devices that …

Virtual Reality

Get a Free Kinsa Smart Thermometer for Every Family at Your School

• Kinsa will contact each school to provide acceptance status on its application to receive the free Kinsa Smart Thermometers and the supporting free …

Education

MIT class focuses on life lived on wheels

Once a year for two hours, a group of able-bodied students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology take to the streets of Cambridge and their …

Boston

Lyft requests will light up phones for deaf drivers

Back in April, Lyft launched features that made its system easier to use by deaf drivers and those who are hard of hearing. Now, it's adding a couple more to celebrate National Deaf Awareness Month. Thanks to its partnership with the National Association of the Deaf, the ride-hailing firm has …

Uber

Air Map helps you navigate your city through the best air quality spots

If you’ve walked down 4th Street in San Francisco these days, you’ve probably been hit with a massive dust cloud from all the construction — and seen a bunch of people trying to breathe through their shirts or covering their mouths.<p>Air quality is a huge issue these days and zeroing in on the worst …

Technology

Accessibility Primer Part 3: What is accessiblity?

Part of a series<p>What is accessibility and why does it matter? Part 3 of a series introducing accessibility, assistive devices and technology, …

Programming

Kinsa Smart iOS/Android Digital Thermometer $10 (Reg. $15)

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Best Buy

Very Personal Trainers: 3 Kegel Devices to Work Your Pelvic Floor

It seems there's one body part the wearable tech world can't get enough of lately—your pelvic floor. No joke: in the past few months, three different …

The latest Neato Botvac robotic vacuum just became even more awesome

I have the Neato Botvac 80 on the main level of my house and a Neato Botvac Connected in my basement. I love Neato Botvacs because they keep my …

Tiny New Breakout Board Offers A Wealth Of Sensors, Proximity, Light, RGB, And Gesture

As well as announcing their new IO Plus Internet Of Things feed subscription package, Adafruit has also announced the availability of the new …

Arduino

This Little Wireless Gadget Turns Your iPhone Into A DIY Recording Studio

iZotope’s new Spire Studio uses Wi-Fi and smart microphone tech to make mobile audio recording even easier.<p>There are few creativity killers more potent than an overly complex tool. For musicians both casual and pro, such complexity—sophisticated software, plug-ins, cables, audio interfaces, and …

Wireless