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Touch and Eye-Tracking in Ultrabook Prototype

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:03:12 +0000

 Tobii-Synaptics Windows 8 prototype From an interesting article on Wired: “… even with touch as an input option, accessibility remains an issue for people with limited mobility, or those who suffer from long-term repetitive stress injuries. A prototype ultrabook from Tobii and Synaptics shows what the solution to those problems looks like: a notebook that […]

Increase maximum cursor speed on Mac

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:00:09 +0000

From the macupdate blog: Movez is an application which will enable you to boost your mouse or trackpad speed beyond the maximum allowed in System Preferences. OS X 10.8 or later 64-bit processor Download Now

The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

Sun, 25 Nov 2012 01:43:24 +0000

It’s amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically ‘play’ that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as to how many ways this […]

Homemade footmouse

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:00:14 +0000

Homemade footmouse (or “foot mouse”). Summary Idea: 1997. First prototype: 2003. Made with aid of 4 others. See video at source. Source:… Via: via Lifekludger on Pinterest

Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000

  Great article outlining Windows 8 & Metro Accessibility: “Our accessibility goals in Windows 8 are to: Improve the assistive technologies that are components of Windows, and provide a good experience with the Metro style UI. Provide developer tools that have baseline accessibility built in, so that accessible Metro style apps are available in the Store. […]

Wireless Foot Mouse

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 06:48:28 +0000

Flip Flop Mouse “The Toe Mouse is especially designed for those who have upper limbs disability and cannot use their hands to move the mouse. This ergonomically designed gadget uses our natural ability to grip between the toes, for manipulating the Mouse. You need to slip it on, between the big toe and second, just […]

Readability plugins for your browser

Sun, 28 Nov 2010 08:07:46 +0000

If you don’t use Safari and it’s built-in “Reader” functionality these web browser plugins could be just the ticket. Readability Redux extension for Chrome Readability addon for Firefox “Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the cluter around what you’re reading.”

Apple keyboard & touch pad tray

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:10:27 +0000

The Combine collective is a group of like minded artists working together to achieve a common goal. They have come out with these stylish keyboard trays, designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. It occurred to me that this idea could be good for people requiring a way of […]

iPhone/iPod Touch as touchpad plus – ATMac

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:55:55 +0000

Over on ATMac blog, Blake Watson has a great review of the HippoRemote app for iPhone/iPod Touch that turns your device into a multi-touch touchpad, as well as many other things… HippoRemote will connect to your computer and hand the reins over to you. Your iPhone is now a fully-featured multi-touch trackpad. Tap the keyboard […]

Emotiv EPOC Headset Hacked

Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:30:11 +0000

Back in 2008 on this blog I reported on Emotiv epoc headset development and flagged its potential for thought control input. A few days ago H+ magazine blog featured an interview with Cody Brocious Cody Brocious has created Cody’s Emokit project, an open source library for reading data directly from the Emotiv EPOC EEG headset. […]

Keyboard Navigation extension for Chrome

Thu, 13 May 2010 10:00:14 +0000

Came across an interesting, potentially useful tip on a extension for the Chrome web browser called “Keyboard Navigation“, on the excellent blog From the blog: The extension defines a hot key (,) which places a hint next to every link on the page that can be clicked. While the hint is displayed, key in […]

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

Mon, 22 Mar 2010 06:09:26 +0000

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. The size of the […]