Category Archives: Mobility impaired

And so to bed

There are two observations from a New York Times report on the Las Vegas Market furniture show that have potential implications for people with mobility/dexterity disabilities. One is that the public at large is choosing to do more computing in … Continue reading

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May bear a RFID

We haven’t run across any RFID applications for awhile now, so we were happy to hear the rumors that an RFID reader may be built into the next-gen iPhone. The initial vision is that this would facilitate automatic connection to … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch charges

Power cords, power cords — will we ever be free of your kinky, retentive ways?  The bane of portable electronics — especially for people with impaired dexterity or strength — has been the need to insert chargers into wall outlets, … Continue reading

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People who need PeepHole

Door peepholes are problematic for a lot of folks–from those with low vision to those whose eye level doesn’t line up with the standard installation height. Enter the PeepHole Viewer, which provides an enlarged, digitized view of the BFF or … Continue reading

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Mini’s yoo-hoo

Mini USA has released a new iPhone/Blackberry app, free to Mini Cooper owners, that beams personal information and GPS location to Allstate roadside services at the push of a button during emergency situations. How ’bout a version for wheelchair users? … Continue reading

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Thou and thigh

Gizmodo talks about an iPhone holder that straps to your thigh and keeps your phone in an easy-to-reach place, then wonders, “Is this useful?” Hmm, can we think of any category of people who are sitting down all day and … Continue reading

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