Category Archives: Size, weight, stability, grip

Digital measurements

The Smart Finger prototype is essentially a gesture-based system for measuring short distances. Put the paired devices on two of your fingers, and they’ll give you a readout indicating the measurement in either metric or U.S. units. Has the potential … Continue reading

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On tap

There are a couple of new products that could make water faucets more accommodating to people with various types of upper body impairments. The Smart Faucet is a lever you can add to your current faucet; water only flows when … Continue reading

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Strip mining

Bendy M looks like a strip of fabric, but if you bend it into an “infinity” shape it can be used like a standard mouse. We wonder if it could be used when wrapped around a hand instead of grasped, … Continue reading

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Inflation for adjusting

The Toshiba TubeTop isn’t what fashion-savvy lady nerds will be wearing this summer; it’s a laptop with a built-in inner tube beneath the keyboard. Advertised for use in pools, it would also be invaluable for anyone who needs their computer … Continue reading

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Cubic feet

Awhile back, we documented a tactile Rubik’s Cube. Now here’s one for people who can’t use their hands but can use their feet. If two people try to solve the Crazy Foot at the same time, would they become arch … Continue reading

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Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

We get periodic calls about auto-turn off technologies that can help elders and others who forget that they’ve left an appliance running. Meet the Roly Poly Iron, which automatically tips itself into a vertical position as soon as it’s no … Continue reading

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