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gadgets, hacks & kludges for people living with disability

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Lifekludger Quick Links: Hand Stylus; Voice Activated Alarm Clock

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:00:38 +0000

The Hand Stylus The Hand Stylus is a kickstarter-funded project. It has a retractable stylus tip. The tip rotates automatically to prevent wearing on one side. [via Chip Chick]   ivee Voice Activated Alarm Clock Can speak to it Able to understand more than 30 simple voice commands Touchscreen capabilities and volume adjustment 5” LED […]

BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:00:18 +0000

Georgia Tech has come up with BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app. This ia a prototype app for touchscreen mobile device. You can Text not even having to even look at the device’s display at all – which bodes well for the visually impaired, of course. “Research has shown that chorded, or gesture-based, texting is […]

Voice Controlled Alarm Clock

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 02:10:40 +0000

[Link: Moshi Alarm Clocks: Speak to your Moshi Alarm Clock and it speaks back] Moshi Alarm Clocks are sleekly designed clocks with voice recognition technology. The Moshi Alarm Clock is fully voice interactive and can be operated without ever even seeing the clock. Speak to your Moshi in plain English and it will speak back […]

Phone designed for the Blind shows importance of feedback

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 08:01:21 +0000

SENS concept phone. by Japanese designer, Takumi Yoshida I’ve written previously about the importance of the correct type of feedback for input, especially when one or more of your senses fail you. This SENS phone uses a combination of tactile sensors and audio feedback to the user. When a person key is pressed the phone […]

Emporia Life Phone info sought

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 06:30:43 +0000

Back here I wrote about the Emporia Life Phone. The other day I got an email asking me about where to get one in Australia, which it appears you can’t. Can anyone help shelly? Are you listening Emporia? shelly wrote: EMPORIA PHONE These are not available in Australia at present and nobody I have spoken […]

More simple cell phones for life

Tue, 03 Apr 2007 02:22:59 +0000

emporia have a great statement on their site which states: What is simple will be understood. What is understood generates relevance. I came across these phones made by emporia via Popgadget blog. They reminded me of my observations made in an earlier post where I see that simpler interfaces for devices that hide the convergence […]

Hands free dialling

Fri, 31 Mar 2006 07:51:23 +0000

Make reports on a telephone that features a built-in PIR motion sensor. If an intruder is detected within a 30 ft. range, TeleSpy calls a preset telephone number and allows you to listen in to the premises. Now, what a cool concept. If this phone was positioned in a certain way and programmed with a […]

Media Centre Voice Reccognition

Sat, 04 Mar 2006 10:03:44 +0000

The other day the e-HomeUpgrade blog had news and a review about some speech recognition software from OneVoice Technologies. The Media Center Communicator Version 2, is designed to let you talk to and control your Media Center PC. For the future One Voice Communications is working with other partners on integrating voice command into home […]

SGD interface for mobiles wins on Inventors

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 13:15:39 +0000

Last year I met Toan Nguyen at a seminar in Adelaide. Tonight I was watching The New Inventors on ABC TV and Toan was on as a contestant with his SGD Mobile Access interface : SGD Mobile Access is a software interface added to existing technology. This enables users who do not have the use […]

Bluetooth & My PDA – my ongoing saga

Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:26:15 +0000

Over at Frank Arrigo’s blog he has the low down on a kludge to get VoiceCommand to take commands straight from a BT headset. frankarr – an aussie microsoft blogger : K-JAM, Microsoft Voice Command, Bluetooth earpiece and a registry hack Longtime readers will know the ongoing battle I’ve had with this BT stuff on […]

The Sony mouse phone

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 07:27:51 +0000

This is a neat idea by Sony. This is a phone handset built into a mouse. Okay, so it’s not the most ergonomic looking rodent but for limited space or limited reach that would mean a mouse and phone together would not be able to be used, it could just fit the bill. Only problem […]

Bluetooth and PDA interoperability – again

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:01:28 +0000

Here I am again reporting on the PDA-Bluetooth issues I’ve alluded to in previous posts and written about in a paper about mobile technologies for people with a disability. As a result of that I’ve pointed my feed reader over at the A hugely indepth article about the technical problems of why it’s so […]