Technology is for everyone. In recent years, various technological devices and gadgets have been developed to help disabled individuals lead a fuller life. Several companies are developing apps and gadgets for easing out the difficulties faced by disabled people.
Gadgets intend to assist people with disabilities, making their everyday life easier and the chores less of an effort. Here are some gadgets that work for the disabled.
MyTobiiP10 is an eye-controlled computer system that’s designed to help disabled people use the computer like any other person. This system can track the eye movements on an individual and interprets what the user want it to do. Another good thing about this system is that even if one wears spectacles, the system can still detect the eye movements.
Lomak computing device
Just like the eye-controlled computer system, this one is a light-operated computing device. It comes with certain reflectors that can be fixed onto the person’s head for observing head movements. As the user continues moving their head, the computer starts typing letters by sensing their noggins and head movements.
Dot smartwatch is a practical gadget for the blind. It helps visually-impaired to access messages, and ebooks anytime, anywhere. This device is designed to work with six dots on four cells present on the smartwatch’s surface. These can rise or lower to form letters in Braille at any time of the day. It can even translate any text from email or smartphone into Braille for the better assistance of its owner.
This device is a two-way communication tool for deaf. This gadget quickly detects hand and finger gestures using its camera algorithm and further converts the gesture into text to provide meaning to specific sign language. Plus, it has a voice-recognition feature converts any person’s speech into text for its owner to understand.
Obi robot arm
Obi robotic arm is designed to help people with disabilities dine themselves independently. It looks like a usual kitchen appliance that has four separate bowls. The attached robot arm can be activated at push of a button to move between the bowls and feed the patients. This device is quite helpful for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, ALS, or other brain-related deformities.
Liftware is another useful gadget that helps the disabled feed themselves. It is basically a self-stabilizing handle to hold a spoon or a fork and further helps patients with Parkinson’s disease or any other motion disorder leading to hand tremors. This device stabilizes the person’s hand up to 70-percent and reduces chances of food spillage.
It is an assistance application for the disabled to help them make use of services when they are going out for shopping or for while traveling. The app comes with two-way communication and GPS features to provide location info to the user as soon as requested for assistance.
Pedopanic is a pedometer that comes with a panic button that causes a loud alarm when pressed. This can be used by disabled people who are unable to call out for help during an accident or any other emergency. The loud alarm gathers attention so that caregivers can easily know that the patient needs assistance. This device is great for any disabled person who is not able to call someone even when needs desperate help.
There are numerous devices on the market, as well as, few are under development to improve daily lives of people with disabilities.