Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 May 2015 04:40:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 Haptic Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Distance-Sensor/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:07:46 PDT
Crowbar Cane http://www.instructables.com/id/Crowbar-Cane/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:32:55 PST
Disabled hoist lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Disabled-hoist-lift/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:21:12 PST
Wearable Assistive Tech Gripper: Doraemon's Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Assistive-Tech-Gripper-Doraemons-Hand/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:48:41 PDT
Foil Capability Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Foil-Capability-Switch/
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:05 PDT
Haptic Feedback device for the Visually Impaired [Project HALO] http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Feedback-device-for-the-Visually-Impaired/
Haptic Feedback device for the Visually Impaired [Project HALO] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SMALL.jpg 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 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