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Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:45 pm
by ARandomSloth
I don't think anyone mentioned it but there's a guy in the UK that got a sensor implanted in his skull to allow him to hear colors (he's colorblind). Assuming they can condense it to not stick out as much as his antenna, could possibly produce it for both colorblind and blind people. I'm sure many wouldn't mind being able to have better descriptions on what trees and what not "look" like.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:34 pm
by SpunkySix
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spea ... ingtonpost

We can go back to the moon now, our mission is complete. We've done it, show's over, pack up your things.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:57 pm
by Charmant
SpunkySix wrote:http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spea ... ingtonpost

We can go back to the moon now, our mission is complete. We've done it, show's over, pack up your things.
No it isn't. Not until this stuff is perfected and marketed in stores. :P

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:35 pm
by Rhodri
Looks like Rin will be getting arms in the near future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NOncx2jU0Q

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:24 pm
by Charmant
Rhodri wrote:Looks like Rin will be getting arms in the near future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NOncx2jU0Q
I doubt it. Rin doesn't care.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:46 pm
by Notguest
I remember seeing one video where an armless woman said that she didn't want prosthetic arms because her feet are her hands and trying to use prosthetic would inherently be clumsier.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:31 am
by SpunkySix
Notguest wrote:I remember seeing one video where an armless woman said that she didn't want prosthetic arms because her feet are her hands and trying to use prosthetic would inherently be clumsier.
Yeah, like Charmant implied, she probably wouldn't be interested actually. Unless of course her prosthetics were given a green spark that gave her the ability to bring her drawings to life, but even then she'd probably ignore them most of the time.
ARandomSloth wrote:I don't think anyone mentioned it but there's a guy in the UK that got a sensor implanted in his skull to allow him to hear colors (he's colorblind). Assuming they can condense it to not stick out as much as his antenna, could possibly produce it for both colorblind and blind people. I'm sure many wouldn't mind being able to have better descriptions on what trees and what not "look" like.
Is it insensitive to say that I kind of want to do that just because it would probably be a neat change of pace?

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:29 pm
by Charmant
SpunkySix wrote:Is it insensitive to say that I kind of want to do that just because it would probably be a neat change of pace?
If it is, there's a whole group of people that have to answer for being insensitive pricks because they'd do something like this just because they could.

I'd do it myself but only if it could be readily switched off because the idea of colors constantly translating to sound is agitating to me. And while it translates color to music notes, I'd prefer a version that lets me pick and choose the instrument as opposed to just pitch noises. Or it could translate colors as specific (swappable, even) music. I imagine black would be a snippet of a Zac Wylde guitar solo. Or a version that translates taste, or texture. The day I can readily cross any of my five senses with any of the others will be a good day.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:26 pm
by SpunkySix
Charmant wrote:
SpunkySix wrote:Is it insensitive to say that I kind of want to do that just because it would probably be a neat change of pace?
If it is, there's a whole group of people that have to answer for being insensitive pricks because they'd do something like this just because they could.

I'd do it myself but only if it could be readily switched off because the idea of colors constantly translating to sound is agitating to me. And while it translates color to music notes, I'd prefer a version that lets me pick and choose the instrument as opposed to just pitch noises. Or it could translate colors as specific (swappable, even) music. I imagine black would be a snippet of a Zac Wylde guitar solo. Or a version that translates taste, or texture. The day I can readily cross any of my five senses with any of the others will be a good day.
Yeah, I've actually heard that raves cause big black blocks to appear in peoples' vision when they have senses like that, so shutting it off might be good sometimes.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:10 pm
by bhtooefr

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:46 pm
by brythain
iPad app for the blind — iBrailler

Now the blind can use an iPad to send and receive email, with some nifty innovations.

1. The keyboard draws itself around wherever the user places fingertips on the screen.
2. A clockwise twist motion is 'undo', an anti-clockwise twist is 'redo'.
3. One-click Google access.
4. Multiple braille formats including math/science notation.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:14 am
by Oscar Wildecat

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:46 pm
by FelOnyx
Holy Mecha-Lincoln that's cool as hell.

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:34 pm
by Charmant

Re: Adaptive technology

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:39 pm
by 300BillionDegrees
Surprised this hasn't been posted here yet: A prosthetic arm for kids that is compatible with Lego Mindstorm, so kids can make their own attachments.