background preloader


Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Meng Ee Wong, Pattie Maes, and Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara. "FingerReader: a wearable device to explore text reading on the go". To appear in the proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). 2015 ACM [PDF] Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie K. Liu, Pattie Maes and Suranga Nanayakkara. "FingerReader: A Wearable Device to Support Text-Reading on the Go". Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie K.

Related:  techsAccessibilité - Handicap - AutonomiePersoElectronics / Product_1Handicap et innovation

Microcontroller - Program Transfer Part 2 (Drivers) - A Beginners Guide to the Atmel AVR Atmega32 Microcontroller - A Beginners Guide - Transferring a Program into the Microcontroller Part 2 (Drivers) By now, you should have constructed the SPI interface. If not, you can either review the previous tutorial, or live with the flimsy wires. If you have read the first sentence more than two times after constructing the device I presented in the last tutorial, don't worry...the thing you made is the SPI interface!

Korner - Home Security Anyone Can Use and Everyone Can Afford At under $100 and setup under 2 minutes, this is truly built for everybody. Introducing the First 1-piece Door/Window Sensor - works better, looks great! A security product for your apartment or home, designed so anyone can use it and everyone can afford it. Includes iOS and Android App.

Ruderman Family Foundation » Announcing the 2016 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion Winners! The Ruderman Family Foundation has announced the winners of its fifth annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, five grants totaling $250,000 awarded to companies and organizations that operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities. This international recognition celebrates inclusive models that can be replicated elsewhere and ensures that resources are available to enable them to continue their work and grow. This year’s winners hail from United States, Israel, Germany and Brazil, and focus on technology, art and design, media, and employment. Uber Home Automation w/ Arduino & Pi : Uber Sensor - General Build Instructions Here's a video demonstration of each element in the Uber Sensor. I'm not great with youtube, so please excuse the amateur effort here. Hopefully it's enough to show you what the setup is capable of. I combined several sensors into this wireless Uber Sensor node. This sensor is powered via USB adapter, but it communicates wirelessly to the gateway, so you can place this where ever it has access to a power outlet. And you don't have to build the whole thing, you can pick and choose which sensors you actually want.

Revolutionizing Prosthetics Capable of effectuating almost all of the movements as a human arm and hand and with more than 100 sensors in the hand and upper arm, the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) is the world’s most sophisticated upper-extremity prosthesis. There are currently six MPLs being used for neurorehabilitation research across the United States, with four more in development. The MPL features: Anthropomorphic (lifelike) form factor and appearance Human-like strength and dexterity High-resolution tactile and position sensing Neural interface for intuitive and natural closed-loop control

KTOWN's Ultimate Creating Parts in Eagle Tutorial Now that we've specified the size of our new pad (0.6 x 0.6 mm in this case), it's time to place it in our package. This is where you really need to have a bit of attention to detail, since pad size and placement is critical to creating a functional and manufacturable footprint! Selecting the 'Smd' tool (the red box in bottom of the the left-hand toolbar), and adjusting the 'Smd Size' to 0.6 x 0.6 on a mm grid, we should see something similar to the following if you zoom in or out a bit: If you zoom in, you can see that this pad is indeed 0.6mm x 0.6mm thanks to the 0.1mm grid lines we've set. The pad should align perfectly with six 'squares' in each direction on the grid. You can also see that the pad moves relative to it's 'center' position, so if we place the pad at 0 x 0, it would actually extend 0.3mm out in every direction.

Ion: A Music Detecting Mood Light with Bluetooth Low Energy by lava ION's genesis began with our first Kickstarter project, Ember & Torch (Bluetooth Low Energy development boards) back in June of 2013. One of the demonstrations for Ember that we built was an app-controlled LED lamp. We demonstrated Ember, Torch, and the LED lamp at Social Media Day Detroit 2013. We quickly discovered that visitors were more interested in where they could purchase the lamp than Ember & Torch. Due to this overwhelming positive response to the lamp, we knew it was time to take it to the next level and create a consumer product. ION was born.

IKO Creative Prosthetic System - by Carlos Arturo Torres / Core77 Design Awards Project Overview IKO is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way. The project proposes a new mindset from what current prosthetics are. Missing a limb shouldn't be a disability for a kid when you have the opportunity to explore and augment their potential by creating, playing and learning.