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New website for mobility-impaired globetrotters launched in Australia
International travel is set to become easier for people with limited mobility, vision impairment or hearing loss who find it difficult to venture overseas. www.getaboutable.com
22nd August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(10 vote(s), average 4.6 out of 5)
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A belt that helps blind people navigate
This belt interacts with an app. You enter where you want to go on the app and vibrations on the belt help direct you there. www.feelspace.de
22nd August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 4.5 out of 5)
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Mind controlled wheelchair
Jordan Nguyen of UTS (University of Technology Sydney, has trialled this wheelchair on people with mid-range quadriplegia, who guided it through a moving obstacle course. He fine-tuned it to the point that people can work out how to use it in 10 minutes. The next challenge is to make it affordable.
22nd August 2017 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(7 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)
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Pour It Forward - Coffee Shop Only Hires People With Disabilities
Bitty & Beau's Coffee in Wilmington, NC (USA) is known for its warmth. At the heart of the shop's popularity is its unique
8th July 2017 by aussiephil 0 Comments
(6 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)
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A voice for those who have none
Generic, electronic sounding voices used by computers and other devices don't capture the unique "sound" of individuals with speaking disabilities. VocaliD creates custom voices that match personalities, age, ethnicity, etc. to bring life to their speech. https://www.vocalid.co
7th June 2017 by ideascape 0 Comments
(7 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)
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A verbal assistant to help with autism
Pollexy is a special needs verbal assistant that lets caretakers schedule audio task prompts?and messages both on a recurring schedule and/or on-demand. Caretakers can schedule regular medicine reminder?messages or hourly bathroom break messages, for example, and at the same time use their Amazon Echo and mobile device to request a specific message be played immediately. Caretakers can even set it up so that the person needs to confirm that they?ve heard the message. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/
7th June 2017 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(8 vote(s), average 4.9 out of 5)