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Meet The Tacit Project. It’s Sonar For The Blind.

Meet The Tacit Project. It’s Sonar For The Blind.
Meet The Tacit Project. It’s Sonar For The Blind. This is a project I’m calling Tacit. No, I didn’t bother making an awkward backronym for it, it just seemed like an appropriate name that’s a lot shorter (though less descriptive) than “Hand-Mounted Haptic Feedback Sonar Obstacle Avoidance Asstance Device”. It measures the distance to things and translates that into pressure on the wrist. It’s wrist mounted and senses objects from about 1 inch (2 cm) to 10 feet (3.5m). Here’s a short video that give more information and shows it in action. Click to enlarge This is the first public prototype. This is vastly different from the first version which was a headband, very similar to the (independently developed) haptic headband. The headband was a great first test, and it did work, but it had two fatal flaws: The most dangerous obstacles are not at head level. I looked at a number of solutions to getting the sensors to look in a more useful direction. Where Can You Get One? Parts: Arduino pins: Related:  Other stuffNew inovative solutions for blindProjets

Blood Pressure Monitor Loses Cuff The Nihon University has come up with a spanking new kind of blood pressure meter which is capable of measuring one’s blood pressure simply by touching it with a finger. First displayed at Medica 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany, this particular blood pressure monitor will measure your blood pressure sans the traditional cuff, meaning it is a whole lot easier to deliver readings of blood pressures of babies and elderly people. All it requires is for one to touch a button-shaped small area on the meter, where embedded LEDs and photo transistors in the area will get to work – the former emits light that is then reflected on a finger, where the photo transistors will take over from there and detect whatever reflected light.

AVR Microcontrollers, tutorials, boards and more from Protostack IDC connectors don’t play nicely with breadboards. The 2 rows of pins are too closely spaced and there are many hacks to get around this issue. In one of our tutorials we recommend taking a IDC connector with right angle leads and bending the leads to make it fit. This does work, but is a pain to get right and it looks ugly. The 10 Pin IDC to Breadboard Cable fixes all that. Some of you might want to make your own cables, so we stock the Breadboard Friendly 10 Pin IDC Ribbon Connector. These Spring Terminals have small orange levers. These 10 Pin Stacking Headers are just like standard female headers, but with longer legs. The arduino R3 models (Uno, Leonardo etc) have a slightly different pinout to the earlier ones. Light Stick, une canne high-tech pour assister les non-voyants Dans le futur, les personnes non-voyantes bénéficieront de cannes à la pointe de la technologie pour les assister dans leur quotidien. Aujourd’hui, on découvre un nouveau concept de canne aux caractéristiques intéressantes : Light Stick. Light Stick est une canne high-tech qui ne se limite pas à l’assistance intelligente des non-voyants lors de leurs déplacements. L’oreillette se range également sur cette canne résolument modulable.

Un sonar à faire vous même pour les personnes non-voyantes Tacit est un projet de sonar à destination des non-voyants, qui se porte comme un gant et qui en fonction de la distance des obstacles présents devant la personne, exerce une pression plus ou moins forte sur son poignet. C'est très bricolage mais son inventeur, Steve Hoefer, un californien, a eu l'excellente idée de publier les plans de montage et le logiciel sous licence Creative Commons. Au niveau matos, il y en a pour environ 65 $ (45 €), ce qui reste très peu cher. Si vous avez une personne non ou mal voyante parmi vos proches, ça lui améliorera peut être le quotidien ! Toutes les explications sur le montage sont ici. [Source] Rejoignez les 59190 korbenautes et réveillez le bidouilleur qui est en vous Suivez KorbenUn jour ça vous sauvera la vie..

NFC Ring by John McLear The NFC Ring can be used to unlock doors, mobile phones, transfer information and link people. Best of all the NFC Ring glides right onto your finger - no updates, no charging, and no fuss. Thank you very much, we appreciate all your support including reviews and sharing on social networks, without you we can't get this project to the place we all want it to be. Melissa Fassbender and Eric Sorensendid a hilarious video that is well worth watching. We sent Julie one of our first prototypes of the NFC Ring and here's what she had to say about the NFC Ring. Here's what NFC Brief Had to say about the McLear NFC Ring, includes some great video reviews and exclusive pictures. Russell Holly from did a hands on report of the Alpha NFC Ring that includes a video. Here's what FastCompany had to say about the NFC Ring Will Shanklin did a great write up for GizMag Dieter Jirmann wrote a piece in German/Deutsch about the NFC Ring

Toolkit Transforms Whiteboard Sketches Into Functioning Apps [Video How would you like to turn your sketches into functioning prototypes? AppSeed lets you do just that. The app enables designers and developers to create prototypes faster and more easily by directly transmitting drawings from paper to phone; it uses computer vision to crop and isolate each image. Once the images are isolated, users can then alter or designate specific functions to it. AppSeed allows users to run and share prototypes on mobile devices, to transmit designs to Photoshop shop, and to set up interface widgets, such as buttons, maps, and in form text input. The idea is still in the developmental stages, and is currently asking the Kickstarter audience for support. Here is the video explaing how the app works: AppSeed

Open GPS Tracker La gant Lorm La gant Lorm Les gens qui sont non-voyants et sourds utilisent un moyen pour communiquer qui s'appelle Lorm. C'est un genre de langage des signes qui se fait en touchant des parties de la main de la personne avec qui on discute. Pour faciliter la vie de ces personnes qui ne peuvent communiquer qu'en Lorm, des chercheurs d'un labo de recherche en design à Berlin, ont mis au point un gant un peu particulier. Bardé de capteurs, ce gant permet de transcrire un tracé Lorm en texte, pour ensuite l'envoyer via un téléphone Bluetooth. Je trouve ça très malin et j'espère que cet appareil passera du simple concept au véritable outil pour toutes les personnes qui ont ce problème. Source Vous avez aimé cet article ?

Blindman`s stick Hi guys, One day I went to work and had an idea. I wanted to get rich. My Idea was that: I´m building a blindmas stick. I wanted patented this idea, but I was too slow, because it has already been patented. Still, I wanted to build it. There is my Picaxe 28 at a Box from Polymorpf. Ther can you see: - a switch - one LED and - contacts for loading (+ and - 6V) And there is the hooter. There inside is one motor with unbalance for vibra. And there are my glasses. And now complete pro™ | Product Features | Lark actigraphy tracking Used widely by sleep clinics to track sleep quality based on activity, actigraphy tracks millions of micro-movements every minute, and then calculates exactly how long and how well you've slept. Developed with Stanford sleep specialist, Cheri Mah, lark pro shows you the changes you can make to sleep better. automated sleep journal A bedside sleep journal can never give the detailed, accurate information that the lark wristband captures and analyzes for you. Easily also share your information with a medical professional or even just with friends. sleep data summary See how last night’s sleep compares to your weekly, monthly and all time sleep data averages. lark pro automatically calculates averages when your data syncs after each use. trigger tagging Identify the factors that affect your sleep each night. sleep notepad mood tagging Sometimes, lark pro’s sleep statistics will match with your mood in the morning and sometimes they won’t. online portal benchmark comparison

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