Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive - popular Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:06:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 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