Category Archives: Prototype

GyroGlove Provides Stability for Parkinson’s Patients

Individuals with Parkinson’s and other tremor conditions lose the ability to manage basic tasks that involve gripping, pouring, and eating due to persistent shaking of their hands. Google introduced Liftware, an amazing spoon that is able to counteract the hand’s shaking for eating, but this is limited to a single task. Instead of focusing on… Continue Reading GyroGlove Provides Stability for Parkinson’s Patients

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Wearables are moving to the ear as an ideal location

Google Glass and smart watches are garnering much of the media’s attention on wearable computers, but the wrist and face are only two locations for wearable computers. Many researchers and engineers are looking at the ear as a logical location. This is especially helpful as we’ve become accustomed to seeing people with objects within the… Continue Reading Wearables are moving to the ear as an ideal location

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Finger Reader helps the print disabled

Using your finger to follow along with printed text is a method many people use to keep track of what they are reading. The FingerReader, a prototype from MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group, incorporates a camera into a ring to follow the finger and announce the printed text. While still a prototype, the following video shows… Continue Reading Finger Reader helps the print disabled

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Glove Translates Sign Language

This prototype from the Sarohm team in Israel interprets sign language via an Android phone. This was demonstrated in 2011 and is still a rough draft, but is a good example of using hand held devices to improve communication. show&Tell glove – introduction from sarohm on Vimeo. They describe the glove as a poetic communication… Continue Reading Glove Translates Sign Language

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