Category Archives: New Tech

Find out the latest innovations in design and accessibility.

Google’s Glucose Reading Contact Lens for Diabetes

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I have many close friends and family members who have diabetes. Of course the daily routine of checking glucose levels can be tedious and painful. But what if there was an easier way that wouldn’t interfere with daily life.

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Robotic Drumming Prosthesis

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So this is just plain cool and badass! A drummer with a robotic arm prosthesis that essentially gives him three hands. This drummer’s name is Jason Barnes who lost part of his right arm in an electrical accident a couple years ago.

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Segway Into An Electric Wheelchair

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While perusing Youtube awhile back I came across this video of a person who converted a Segway X2 into an exciting electric wheelchair.

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Year End Top Ten: New Technology

Let’s look back at some of the coolest new technology and inventions featured in 2013. Again you can read the original article by clicking on the picture and the order is by date appeared.

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Fuelmatics Automatic Refueling Station

Smart_Autofill Let’s face the fact that refueling your vehicle is not on everyone’s favorite things to do list. Not only the price but there’s the time it takes and exposure to the elements when getting out of the vehicle. This can be even more of an inconvenience to people with mobile disabilities. Read more »

See How The Google Self Driving Car Sees

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The Google self driving car has gotten a lot of media attention the past couple of years and is trending towards someday being a purchasable vehicle. The concept of a self driving car could give a huge added amount of independence to many with disabilities. But did you ever wonder how it works?

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iOS 7 Accessiblity Features

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Unless you’ve been cut off from recent media access, then you know that Apple came out with the newest version of the iPhone, the 5S. Along with a new phone was the introduction of iOS 7. This new mobile operating system introduced a band new look along with added features. Some of those new features included some additions to the phone’s accessibility features.

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Xbox One and Kinect 2 Possibilities

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Over the past year I’ve featured a few stories about how researchers, developers, and designers are utilizing the abilities of Kinect to help people with disabilities. Some have used the motion capture technology to allow people to control devices and play games with mere eye movement and facial expressions. Others have concepts of interpreting sign language. This week Microsoft announced and showed off the next generation Xbox One and a second generation Kinect. The improved power and innovation of these devices opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

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