Category Archives: Controls: number, size, spacing, force

You must remember this…

And the iPad jumps into the world of brainwaved-powered operation. Currently used for osculatory goals, but other applications could be developed, either to allow people with little or no dexterity to run apps or to serve as a biofeedback trainer. … Continue reading

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You go, gel

Bödysöf is a new shower gadget that removes the need for squeezing bottles of bath gel. Instead, it lets you pull a lever to dispense gel into the stream of your shower. Looks pretty friendly for people with arthritis and … Continue reading

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Eye control by earphones

NTT DoCoMo has come up with prototype earphones that can detect eye movements — without a camera — and send commands to phones, media players, etc.  Your eye-rolling teen may just be doing homework.  If this gets commercialized, people with … Continue reading

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Arc de triomphe?

Sure, the new Microsoft Arc mouse bends up like a caterpillar for a more ergonomic design–or not. What interests us more is the touch strip that replaces a standard scroll button. Easier on the index (or whichever) finger? Hoping so. … Continue reading

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Lean, baby, lean

Some folks at the Ithaca College Tots on Bots project have the AoMS philosophy down pat: They’ve taken Wii Balance Boards and builds them into tiny robotic wheelchairs. When a very young child with physical disabilities sits in the chair … Continue reading

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Look, Mazda, no hands

The Swing Pro Solo Auto concept basically does away with the steering wheel. Instead, you make the car turn simply by leaning in the direction you want to go. This has obvious benefits for upper-limb amputees and anyone who has … Continue reading

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