The OrCam is Google Glass for the visually impaired
The Navatar app has already provided one way for those with sight problems to navigate their way around buildings using GPS-like technology. Now the OrCam is a headset that recognizes objects in the near environment, as well as hand gestures, delivering audio information to the wearer through bone conduction. READ MORE…

The OrCam is Google Glass for the visually impaired

The Navatar app has already provided one way for those with sight problems to navigate their way around buildings using GPS-like technology. Now the OrCam is a headset that recognizes objects in the near environment, as well as hand gestures, delivering audio information to the wearer through bone conduction. READ MORE…

Timepiece can be used by blind and non-blind alike
The SCS 1000 has already adapted the wristwatch for improved accessibility, providing smart vibrating alerts for those who are hard of hearing. Now The Bradley is a timepiece that emphasizes inclusivity among the blind and non-blind, using magnets and ball bearings to tell the time in both a visual and tactile manner. READ MORE…

Timepiece can be used by blind and non-blind alike

The SCS 1000 has already adapted the wristwatch for improved accessibility, providing smart vibrating alerts for those who are hard of hearing. Now The Bradley is a timepiece that emphasizes inclusivity among the blind and non-blind, using magnets and ball bearings to tell the time in both a visual and tactile manner. READ MORE…

App enables wheelchair users report abuse of disabled parking spaces
Innovations such as Accessibility View have helped wheelchair users to easily find their way around the city, but sometimes these facilities aren’t available – for example if disabled parking spaces are taken up by those without a licence to use them. Parking Mobility is an app that empowers disabled people to report abuse of reserved spaces, while also raising money for relevant charities. READ MORE…

App enables wheelchair users report abuse of disabled parking spaces

Innovations such as Accessibility View have helped wheelchair users to easily find their way around the city, but sometimes these facilities aren’t available – for example if disabled parking spaces are taken up by those without a licence to use them. Parking Mobility is an app that empowers disabled people to report abuse of reserved spaces, while also raising money for relevant charities. READ MORE…

Mouth-controlled stylus makes touch devices accessible to disabled users
Much the way the Splash line of games uses special controllers to increase accessibility for disabled kids, so the Griffin MouthStick Stylus aims to provide wider access to touchscreen devices. Specifically, the mouth-controlled stylus aims to help those with limited use of their hands enjoy the benefits of smartphones and tablets based on touch technology. READ MORE…

Mouth-controlled stylus makes touch devices accessible to disabled users

Much the way the Splash line of games uses special controllers to increase accessibility for disabled kids, so the Griffin MouthStick Stylus aims to provide wider access to touchscreen devices. Specifically, the mouth-controlled stylus aims to help those with limited use of their hands enjoy the benefits of smartphones and tablets based on touch technology. READ MORE…

Controllers make educational games accessible for physically disabled kids 
We’ve already seen projects such as Limbs Alive use gaming to enable recovery for stroke victims. Focusing instead on those with life-long conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the Splash range of games uses special controllers to make it easier for kids to play, while also offering education in an array of subjects. READ MORE…

Controllers make educational games accessible for physically disabled kids 

We’ve already seen projects such as Limbs Alive use gaming to enable recovery for stroke victims. Focusing instead on those with life-long conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the Splash range of games uses special controllers to make it easier for kids to play, while also offering education in an array of subjects. READ MORE…

From Japan, a device that helps disabled kids move independently
Devices that help disabled people to get around haven’t been updated too much in the past few decades – but we have seen a few innovations in this area such as AMS Mekatronic’s Tek RMD. With this in mind, researchers at the Polytechnic University in Tokyo have developed the Magic Carpet, a machine that enables young children with walking problems to experience moving around independently and get them used to the wheelchairs they will eventually need to use. READ MORE…

From Japan, a device that helps disabled kids move independently

Devices that help disabled people to get around haven’t been updated too much in the past few decades – but we have seen a few innovations in this area such as AMS Mekatronic’s Tek RMD. With this in mind, researchers at the Polytechnic University in Tokyo have developed the Magic Carpet, a machine that enables young children with walking problems to experience moving around independently and get them used to the wheelchairs they will eventually need to use. READ MORE…

Robotic device helps disabled people to independently stand and travel with ease
New technologies are constantly being developed with the aim of improving mobility for those with paralysis and we’ve already seen add-ons for the traditional wheelchair such as Japan’s standard-to-electric converter, WHILL. Arriving with an entirely new concept however is Turkey-based AMS Mekatronic with the Tek RMD, a ‘Robotic Mobilization Device’ which enables paraplegic people to sit or stand with no outside help. READ MORE…

Robotic device helps disabled people to independently stand and travel with ease

New technologies are constantly being developed with the aim of improving mobility for those with paralysis and we’ve already seen add-ons for the traditional wheelchair such as Japan’s standard-to-electric converter, WHILL. Arriving with an entirely new concept however is Turkey-based AMS Mekatronic with the Tek RMD, a ‘Robotic Mobilization Device’ which enables paraplegic people to sit or stand with no outside help. READ MORE…