Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive - popular Mon, 5 Oct 2015 19:06:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Vibrating Distance Sensor
Vibrating Distance Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> 24Eng Imagine waking up next to a light sleeper and you have to get to the bathroom but you're in an pitch black hotel room. Even a flashlight will wake him or her up but you can't hold it for the next three hours when the alarm goes off. What if you could navigate a hotel room like a bat navigates a cave...
By: 24Eng

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:50:18 PDT
Jar Closing Aid
Jar Closing Aid - More DIY How To Projects]]> TerrynRobbe Jar Closing Aid is a DIY assistive tool to close jars without damaging the lid or the pot and without the need for high strength of the user. The aid is easy to reproduce, adapt and that can be made with everyday accessible tools and materials (wood, a silicone gun, screws, sawing machine, etc.) Not...
By: TerrynRobbe

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Sun, 31 May 2015 09:26:04 PDT
Haptic Distance Sensor
Haptic Distance Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> 24Eng Handheld SONAR. This device will apply pressure to the wearer depending on the distance sensed which allows the wearer to virtually feel his or her surroundings without making physical contact.This device is not a new idea. The only difference I wanted to make was modularity. In the past they were a...
By: 24Eng

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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:07:46 PDT
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...
By: Pappardelle

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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 ...
By: SP DASE 1996

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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...
By: shadowwynd

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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...
By: polymythic

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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