Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:28:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 Use the MaKey MaKey to make DIY assistive technology for computer access http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-the-MaKey-MaKey-to-make-DIY-assistive-technolo/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:07:00 PDT
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-the-Eyewriter-21-hardware-platform-rev-/
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SMALL.jpg jasonwebb This Instructable will guide you through the assembly of a hardware platform (rev B) to support the new Eyewriter 2.1 open-source eye-tracking system. For more information about the Eyewriter project in general, visit the official site at http://eyewriter.org/ For more information abut the Eyewrit...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:51:21 PDT
Assisitive Playing card Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Assisitive-Playing-card-Holder/
Assisitive Playing card Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/4O82/HMVJ9SWB/FB04O82HMVJ9SWB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/4O82/HMVJ9SWB/FB04O82HMVJ9SWB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/4O82/HMVJ9SWB/FB04O82HMVJ9SWB.SMALL.jpg shadowwynd This is a playing card holder made from cardstock.   These can be used to hold playing cards for someone with problems holding cards (such as a missing hand, arthritis, poor dexterity, etc.)    Some of the other assistive card holders (like the ones below) still require someone to hold the holder, ...
By: shadowwynd

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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:44:01 PDT
Adapted Pen/Marker Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Adapted-PenMarker-Holder/
Adapted Pen/Marker Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZMXQ/HK6XBBGE/FZXZMXQHK6XBBGE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZMXQ/HK6XBBGE/FZXZMXQHK6XBBGE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZMXQ/HK6XBBGE/FZXZMXQHK6XBBGE.SMALL.jpg shadowwynd Many disabilities such as cerebral palsy make it hard to grip a pen, pencil, or marker.  Some people can grab a pen in their fist and draw that way, but others lack the ability to keep their hand in a vertical configuration.  This means that can only hold a pen sideways; hence they can not use it.  ...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:05:58 PDT
Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Proximity-Module-HPM-for-Low-Vision-users/
Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SMALL.jpg ishamsul The Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) seeks to enable people with low vision, or other vision impairments, to engage with their direct surroundings through vibration feedback from a range detector, and do so cheaply with readily available components. The aim of this instructables is to share the parts ...
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:14:33 PDT
Switch Adapted Giggle Pig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-switch-Adapt-a-Giggle-Pig/
Switch Adapted Giggle Pig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/QSRJ/GX106YEV/FXSQSRJGX106YEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/QSRJ/GX106YEV/FXSQSRJGX106YEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/QSRJ/GX106YEV/FXSQSRJGX106YEV.SMALL.jpg daveat Switch adapted toys are expensive and the variety can be only determined by a few companies that essentially do what I have done here.   Although like many toys last only as long as the kids are interested in them.  As switch toys go this has it all for simple cause and effect.  The vibration, motio...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:55:04 PST
How to Fabricate, Configure, and Install a Backup System Camera onto a Wheelchair http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fabricate-Configure-and-Install-a-Backup-/
How to Fabricate, Configure, and Install a Backup System Camera onto a Wheelchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1IW7/GRTHP3S8/FTF1IW7GRTHP3S8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1IW7/GRTHP3S8/FTF1IW7GRTHP3S8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1IW7/GRTHP3S8/FTF1IW7GRTHP3S8.SMALL.jpg CATEA Rear view camera systems used in automobiles can be fabricated, configured, and installed on wheelchairs so users can increase their field of view. We aim to design a step-by-step guide that permits wheelchair users to have the capability to install a rearview backup system camera on their own wheel...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:37:27 PDT
CD Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Switch/
CD Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SMALL.jpg gavin.philips In the realm of assistive technology, a switch (aka "ability switch") can be anything from a plastic button to a muscle twitch sensor.  This album is a great look at the variety of switches that are available.  These switches are almost always wired to a 3.5mm (1/8") mono plug, and can be connected...
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Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:23:01 PDT
No-Solder Battery Interrupter http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Solder-Battery-Interrupter/
No-Solder Battery Interrupter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SMALL.jpg gavin.philips A battery interrupter is a tool that adds a switch jack to (aka "switch adapts") an electrical device. This is usually done for the purpose of allowing a person with disabilities to use that device, by using an "ability switch," which can be anything from a plastic button to a muscle twitch sensor...
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Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:23:38 PDT