Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive - popular Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:03:23 PST BLOX v1.01 Crowbar Cane
Crowbar Cane - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Not too long ago my partner was diagnosed with a degenerative hip disease and found out that she would often require a cane to simply get about. Her doctor provided her with a standard-issue medical-grade black cane. Having to walk around everywhere with a "grandma cane" was not in line with her per...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:32:55 PST
Disabled hoist lift
Disabled hoist lift - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pappardelle The problemA family member suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND or ALS) and needing transport between two floors in a small house. The impairment is equivalent to tetraplegia (complete loss of muscular function, inability to sit upright and need for specialised hoisting) and results in the requ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:21:12 PST
Wearable Assistive Tech Gripper: Doraemon's Hand
Wearable Assistive Tech Gripper: Doraemon's Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> SP DASE 1996 This project is done by a group of students from Singapore Polytechnic. We are: Yan Jun Feng, Yeo Ling Zhi Kenny, Chan Keng-Yew Paul,Cheong Kai Xiang, and our supervisor is: Mr. Teo Shin Jen.The Concept of our prototype:A wearable assistive technology device to help human with fore-arm disabilities ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:48:41 PDT
Foil Capability Switch
Foil Capability Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> shadowwynd In Assistive Technology, one of the major areas that is considered for people with significant disabilities is switch access.  Using a capability switch or accessibility switch, someone can control their environment, play with a toy, use a computer, or communicate.  All manner of switches are availa...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:05 PDT
Haptic Feedback device for the Visually Impaired [Project HALO]
Haptic Feedback device for the Visually Impaired [Project HALO] - More DIY How To Projects]]> polymythic I recently watched an episode of Stan Lee’s Superhumans which featured a blind man who used a series of clicks, like a bat, to echo locate his surroundings. I got to thinking about other blind people and their ability to navigate freely – without the use of a guide dog or cane. I came up with the id...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:18:07 PST
CD Switch
CD Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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