Assistivetechnology

01.14.14
European researchers have created a hive mind for robots and it's being demoed this week
01.14.14

European researchers have created a hive mind for robots and it's being demoed this week

RoboEarth isn't as sinister as it sounds. It's not a special interest group advocating for a new w...

By J. Volpe,   01.14.14
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10.02.13
How the iPhone helps the visually impaired see more than before
10.02.13

How the iPhone helps the visually impaired see more than before

The New York Times on Monday published a fascinating article detailing how smartphones like the iPho...

By Y. Heisler,   10.02.13
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03.11.13
Blind iPhone owners may get People Finder app
03.11.13

Blind iPhone owners may get People Finder app

It's easy for two people to meet up at the mall. They just arrive at the appointed time and look f...

By K. Hodgkins,   03.11.13
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02.06.13
New pererro device for iOS offers switch access to the disabled
02.06.13

New pererro device for iOS offers switch access to the disabled

UK-based RSLSteeper makes assistive technology for use in the classroom and at home, for all ag...

By D. Caolo,   02.06.13
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11.13.12
Backlit e-readers such as iPad help those with vision loss
11.13.12

Backlit e-readers such as iPad help those with vision loss

A study presented on Sunday at the 116th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmolog...

By S. Sande,   11.13.12
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09.06.12
Research: iPod touch benefits workers with autism
09.06.12

Research: iPod touch benefits workers with autism

We often hear about iOS devices being used in schools and in the workplace, but a recent study fr...

By K. Hodgkins,   09.06.12
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08.20.12
Fleksy is an alternate text input tool for the visually impaired
08.20.12

Fleksy is an alternate text input tool for the visually impaired

Fleksy is an interesting take on alternate text input for the iPhone. Designed for those whose ey...

By V. Agreda Jr,   08.20.12
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04.25.12
EyeRing finger-mounted connected cam captures signs and dollar bills, identifies them with OCR (hands-on)
04.25.12

EyeRing finger-mounted connected cam captures signs and dollar bills, identifies them with OCR (hands-on)

Ready to swap that diamond for a finger-mounted camera with a built-in trigger and Bluetooth conne...

By Z. Honig,   04.25.12
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09.28.11
Panasonic shows us its softer side, intros trio of high-tech robotic helpers
09.28.11

Panasonic shows us its softer side, intros trio of high-tech robotic helpers

The infirm in Japan have nothing to fear when it comes to assisted care -- except maybe for a rob...

By J. Volpe,   09.28.11
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