Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - assistive http://www.instructables.com Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:52:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Build an Audiobook Player for Your Grandma http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Audiobook-Player-for-Your-Grandma/
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Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:17:06 PDT
Portable Assistive Door Handle (Made at TechShop) http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Assistive-Door-Handle-Made-at-TechShop/
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By: Coengineer

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:54:57 PDT
Toggle Switch Assistive Technology http://www.instructables.com/id/Toggle-Switch-Assistive-Technology/
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Mon, 30 May 2016 22:44:38 PDT
Assistive Phone Case For Limited Dexterity http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-Phone-Case-for-Limited-Dexterity/
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Tue, 17 May 2016 17:12:43 PDT
Sensatronic Wave Chimes http://www.instructables.com/id/Sensatronic-Wave-Chimes/
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Sat, 14 May 2016 07:54:41 PDT
Motorized Walker http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Walker/
Motorized Walker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/JZ8Y/INT49SEL/FL6JZ8YINT49SEL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/JZ8Y/INT49SEL/FL6JZ8YINT49SEL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/JZ8Y/INT49SEL/FL6JZ8YINT49SEL.SMALL.jpg Tustin High T-Tech There are 8.7 million handicapped, injured and elderly people in the United States that are dependent on assistive devices such as walkers, canes, crutches and wheelchairs. These devices are limited in their capabilities and are expensive which acts as a physical and economical obstacle for the user...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 21:40:45 PDT
Arthritis and Parkinson's Assistive Utensil http://www.instructables.com/id/EasyFork-V1-and-V12/
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Tue, 3 May 2016 13:18:09 PDT
MATIMI - Monitoring and Assistive Technologies for Individuals with Mobility Impairments http://www.instructables.com/id/MATIMI-Monitoring-and-Assistive-Technologies-for-I/
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:41:54 PDT
How To: Add Voice Feedback to your Home Automation with Link it ONE! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Add-Voice-Feedback-to-your-Home-Automation-/
How To: Add Voice Feedback to your Home Automation with Link it ONE! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/2CJY/IGC3EAPG/FXS2CJYIGC3EAPG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/2CJY/IGC3EAPG/FXS2CJYIGC3EAPG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/2CJY/IGC3EAPG/FXS2CJYIGC3EAPG.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hello Everybody,Today i will show you , how to add Voice feedback to your Home Automation.This will always be a good additive to your Home Automation Project with Link it ONE because your Linkit ONE would leave a feedback like a " I have Turned on Lights for You" and "Lights are Already ON" or " Hel...
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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 03:35:22 PDT
Popsicle Stick Wire Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Popsicle-Stick-Wire-dispenser/
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:38:33 PDT
UMIO: Universal Morse Input/Output Device http://www.instructables.com/id/UMEC-Universal-Morse-EncoderDecoder/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:58:51 PDT
Bionic Boots! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bionic-Boots/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:23:31 PDT
Vibrating Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibrating-Distance-Sensor/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:50:18 PDT
Jar Closing Aid http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Closing-Aid/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 09:26:04 PDT
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
Flex Glove Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Flex-Glove-Controller/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:01:48 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
Switch Controlled Scalextric No3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Switch-Controlled-Scalextric-No3/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 05:35:11 PDT
Feel-The-Code Reader - Part 2: LED Hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/Feel-The-Code-Reader-Part-2-LED-Hardware/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 03:47:59 PDT
Feel-The-Code (A Haptic Morse Code Reader) - Part 1: Software http://www.instructables.com/id/Feel-The-Code-A-Haptic-Morse-Code-Reader-Part-/
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:29:32 PDT
Wheelchair Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelchair-Carrier/
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:54:17 PST
The mobility walker shopper Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Shopping-Cart-2/
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 07:11:53 PST
How to build your own PVC Walker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-own-PVC-Walker/
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 14:52:47 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-/
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 13:37:27 PDT
Foil Capability Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Foil-Capability-Switch/
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:05 PDT
Talking Joystick Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Talking-Joystick-Mouse/
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By: shadowwynd

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Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:06:03 PST
Assistive eating, universal utensil holder. almost for free http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-eating-universal-utensil-holder-almost/
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By: Nelson_Yepez

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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:53:14 PST
Assistive pan holder for one hand use for disabled for under $2. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-pan-holder-for-disabled-for-under-2/
Assistive pan holder for one hand use for disabled for under $2. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/M447/GHFK7UKH/FCPM447GHFK7UKH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/M447/GHFK7UKH/FCPM447GHFK7UKH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/M447/GHFK7UKH/FCPM447GHFK7UKH.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez Many people might have either a broken arm or even a missing one. This $2 assistive pan holder can help people who are disable and love to cook. Now idea came to me when my step mother broke her arm and had to be in a cast for a very long time. One of her favorite thing to do is cooking and it was r...
By: Nelson_Yepez

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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:51:19 PST
Assistive simple shopping bag carrier super cheap almost free. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-simple-cheap-shopping-bag-carrier/
Assistive simple shopping bag carrier super cheap almost free. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/WWO9/GHFK7TXD/FBEWWO9GHFK7TXD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/WWO9/GHFK7TXD/FBEWWO9GHFK7TXD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/WWO9/GHFK7TXD/FBEWWO9GHFK7TXD.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez Dont you hate when you carry the groceries from the car and the handle of the bag is so thin and goes so deep that it makes you drop the bag, and some time they are not even that heavy? Now imagine how much harder has to be for and elderly, ill, or disable person. This simple and cheap assistive too...
By: Nelson_Yepez

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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:23:04 PST
Assistive Cutting board for one hand use for Disabled, elderly or ill. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assistive-Cutting-board-for-Disabled-elderly-or-i/
Assistive Cutting board for one hand use for Disabled, elderly or ill. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/12JP/GHFJXENY/FOJ12JPGHFJXENY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/12JP/GHFJXENY/FOJ12JPGHFJXENY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/12JP/GHFJXENY/FOJ12JPGHFJXENY.SMALL.jpg Nelson_Yepez A disabled, ill or elderly person can have a hard time with task as simple as pealing an apple or buttering bread. This assistive board for less than $10 can really make life easier for someone with a disability, either temporary like a broken arm or permanent like a missing limb. THIS IS THE LINK ...
By: Nelson_Yepez

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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 22:01:43 PST
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VRYA/GHHIM9CU/FPNVRYAGHHIM9CU.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: polymythic

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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:18:07 PST
Use an Online Keyboard as an Assistive Technology http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-an-Online-Keyboard-as-an-Assistive-Technology/
Use an Online Keyboard as an Assistive Technology - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/ZX2Q/GGPFC0DW/FM9ZX2QGGPFC0DW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/ZX2Q/GGPFC0DW/FM9ZX2QGGPFC0DW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/ZX2Q/GGPFC0DW/FM9ZX2QGGPFC0DW.SMALL.jpg dvalentino This is perhaps the simplest instructable ever since it involves just two steps.  But first I'd like to give a brief history.  About a year ago, I took an old Linux laptop and hooked it to my TV so I could surf the web and watch online videos.  I wanted to keep the laptop next to my TV while I used...
By: dvalentino

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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:01:54 PST
Making the Web More Accessible for People with Disabilities http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Web-More-Accessible-for-People-with-Dis/
Making the Web More Accessible for People with Disabilities - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/N043/GFMC8BC9/FONN043GFMC8BC9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/N043/GFMC8BC9/FONN043GFMC8BC9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FON/N043/GFMC8BC9/FONN043GFMC8BC9.SMALL.jpg shesparticular Reports indicate that at least 2.1 million of the estimated 54.4 million Americans with disabilities use the Internet. For people with disabilities, accessing and fully experiencing materials presented on the Internet can often be difficult. According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), “not al...
By: shesparticular

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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:48:21 PDT
CD Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Switch/
CD Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: gavin.philips

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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: gavin.philips

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Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:23:38 PDT
Sugru Rocker Switch to Toggle Switch Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Rocker-Switch-to-Toggle-Switch-Conversion/
Sugru Rocker Switch to Toggle Switch Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/Q73P/GDNJ47N3/F3PQ73PGDNJ47N3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/Q73P/GDNJ47N3/F3PQ73PGDNJ47N3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/Q73P/GDNJ47N3/F3PQ73PGDNJ47N3.SMALL.jpg Jayefuu My cheap desk lamp has a small rocker switch on the base to turn it on and off. Being a bit budget, the lamp's not particularly heavy and has a tendency to scoot across the desk if you use the lamp from any direction other than head on. This quick hack uses Sugru to change the rocker switch into a ...
By: Jayefuu

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Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:41:32 PDT
Wiimote Wireless Modification for Persons with Disabilities http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiimote-Wireless-Modification-for-Persons-with-Dis/
Wiimote Wireless Modification for Persons with Disabilities - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/DEOR/GD0R0NKT/FF1DEORGD0R0NKT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/DEOR/GD0R0NKT/FF1DEORGD0R0NKT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF1/DEOR/GD0R0NKT/FF1DEORGD0R0NKT.SMALL.jpg CATEA This Instructable further builds upon the previous version by incorporating wireless buttons separate from the remote. A lap tray with a velcro layer was also created to allow the user to place external buttons where he or she chooses. The wireless unit utilizes an Arduino XBEE chips to operate. ...
By: CATEA

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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:40:03 PDT
Key Turning Aid http://www.instructables.com/id/Key-Turning-Aid/
Key Turning Aid - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/XF7H/G8LWF2TJ/F5SXF7HG8LWF2TJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/XF7H/G8LWF2TJ/F5SXF7HG8LWF2TJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/XF7H/G8LWF2TJ/F5SXF7HG8LWF2TJ.SMALL.jpg RadBear I originally made one of these last year for my Mother. After 30 years of being a Physical Therapist, the strain she put on her body and arthritis caught up with her. Her right wrist became unable to make certain motions without excrutiating pain. One of those motions was the twisting motion require...
By: RadBear

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Sun, 2 May 2010 06:42:33 PDT
Hands free Camera Mount for wheelchairs, bikes, wrist, and more! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-free-Camera-Mount-for-wheelchairs-bikes-wr/
Hands free Camera Mount for wheelchairs, bikes, wrist, and more! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/N7NB/G8HN7CNH/F0EN7NBG8HN7CNH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/N7NB/G8HN7CNH/F0EN7NBG8HN7CNH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/N7NB/G8HN7CNH/F0EN7NBG8HN7CNH.SMALL.jpg DarkRubyMoon I love to take photographs, but due to my disability, it gets difficult to hold a camera steady, particularly for any length of time.   I've tried various tripods and other means of holding a camera, but nothing seemed to work very well, particularly when I need to use one hand to drive my wheelchai...
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Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:02:44 PDT
Crib Modification for Accessibility http://www.instructables.com/id/Crib-Modification-for-Accessibility-1/
Crib Modification for Accessibility - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JCY5/FLKK0PSA/FY0JCY5FLKK0PSA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JCY5/FLKK0PSA/FY0JCY5FLKK0PSA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/JCY5/FLKK0PSA/FY0JCY5FLKK0PSA.SMALL.jpg kelseymh Parents with disabilities face numerous challenges when caring for a newborn. Besides the usual lack of sleep and anxiety about such a small and dependent life, much of the equipment for infants and children present substantial barriers for parents with disabilities. Changing tables are built for st...
By: kelseymh

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Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:33:21 PDT
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 2: Silicone Embedding http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Muscle-Sounds!-Part-2%3a-Silicone-Embedding/
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 2: Silicone Embedding - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/0LR2/X5XEZR7AY07/FKE0LR2X5XEZR7AY07.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/0LR2/X5XEZR7AY07/FKE0LR2X5XEZR7AY07.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/0LR2/X5XEZR7AY07/FKE0LR2X5XEZR7AY07.SMALL.jpg Operon This is the long-awaited follow up to the super awesome Measure Muscle Sounds! instructable.To see what you can do with these sensors, check out these videos.Silicone embedding is the trickiest part of the process of building your own muscle sounds sensor. This is why I chose to make this a complete...
By: Operon

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Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:54:05 PDT
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 1: Electronic Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Measure-Muscle-Sounds!-Part-1%3a-Electronic-Board/
Measure Muscle Sounds! Part 1: Electronic Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/JBD5/7ECEXCFNTXW/FP0JBD57ECEXCFNTXW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/JBD5/7ECEXCFNTXW/FP0JBD57ECEXCFNTXW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/JBD5/7ECEXCFNTXW/FP0JBD57ECEXCFNTXW.SMALL.jpg Operon This is a step-by-step guide on how to make your very own prototype acoustic myography sensor. That means a sensor you can use to measure muscle sounds and other physiological vibrations. What is this good for? well... it is a more affordable alternative to the electrodes used in powered prostheses ...
By: Operon

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Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:33:49 PST