2010 年 4 月 のアーカイブ

0184 The special mirror

2010 年 4 月 28 日 水曜日

There is the toilet for a wheelchair user in the high school I graduated in Nara. The handrail and the device of automatic washing are established. And there is the special mirror leans slightly. If wheelchair users see this mirror, they can see their feet. It is difficult for they to use the toilet isn’t established their device.

 

First the toilet like this is only established in a station and at a park. There have increased in a restaurant and so on recently. So many people can use the toilet safely.

0185 About Braille

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日

About Braille

 

 

           I researched Braille made for blind people. Before braille was invented in 1825, Blind people had to live without letters .Braille was made by Braille in France. And it was introduced to Japan in 1880, Kuraji Ishikawa improved braille to suit to gojyuon in 1890.

           Braille is usually expressd by some points. Blind people can read braille by touching the points. Recently, braille is used in many places.  For example, Canned beer are written osake by braille .Braille is very convenient device for blind people. But there are many problems . For example, reading braille takes much time, having disadvantage to communication and to understand a vocabulary, and so on.  

           So, recently braille is improved to eliminate their disadvantages.

0182 The Gentle Telephone

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日

         This is a telephone that it is easy for the disabled to call parents, friends and so on. They can call someone and get the phone by blowing and slightly moving hands. They can also call someone by directly dialing like the normal telephone.

         It is easy for the disabled who have cerebral paralysis and aren’t clever with their fingers to push the buttons one by one because of the concave buttons.

         Then every button is big and is arranged wide space because they can operate the phone by toes, and the body is heavy because it doesn’t move when they give it a kick.

         You apply the welfare charge system this type of telephone.

0169 Voice for PDA

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日

          “Voice for PDAis a product that help deaf person with active social participation.  This product enable deaf person to communicate with other people cannot use sign language.

           Function of this product is divided into two mode. One is the Audio Edit Mode.  User needs to input words into alphabetical panel on the screen,  and then words are outputted in synthesized voice.

           The other is the Phrase Call Mode.  User only needs to choose phrases on the screen,  and then choosed-phrase are outputted in synthesized voice.

 

0163-kneeling-car with height-adjustable chassis

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日
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0163-kneeling-car with height-adjustable chassis

 

              Let me introduce the special car to you.  It is needless to be helped with other person and capable of moving for oneself independently. 

        Precisely it is called the kneeling-car with height-adjustable chassis.  The strong point of this car is to build up one ‘s health. 

              And let me show the other advantage as follows.  The car is adjustable for the height of one’s body.  Moreover it is capable of  being leaned and inclined in order to get into and out of. 

              It is also movable to adjust for every floor.  Lastly in driving a car, it is very easy and safe to do so.

0177 Voice walking guide system

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日
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I will introduce a machine which invented for visually disable people.

             The name of this technology is voice walking guide system. The machine’s infrared ray assists disable people to guide a place such as bathroom, staircase, and telephone box when a user utilizes the handhold machine.

              It is possible to operate the machine by one hand, even more it doesn’t make a hazard to people who surrounded by it. Also it can correspond with several languages.

              It gives a great help for visually disable people. A survey shows 94% of people who use the machine persist, “It’s useful”. Even more 88% of the people insist that “it’s assistable to walk”.

              The technology is chiefly used in museums to explain the exhibits. It is useful not only disable people but also useful for foreign people, because it can correspond several languages.

              Thank you very much for listening.

0172 the Electronic Book Reader

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日

This time will introduce electronic book reader. This eBook reader and Kindle, has now launched vary greatly.

It is this to the Braille display. Usually, display characters on the screen. However, is to come the Braille surface instead.

This is one of how to use the e-book reader really meaningful. Can be used without putting into Braille the book publisher, as character data. Also, actual books in Braille to read book thickness is more than doubled goes. However, using this e-book, fixes the issues.

0156 Watch for the blind people

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日
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Watch for the blind people

I’ll introduce syokudoku watch. Syokudoku watch is the thing to touch and read the hand on the watch. It was made in 1939. It was made for the blind people. The watch in this picture is made by Seikosha.

It is difficult to use this watch. Because when the blind people touch the hand often move. Of course, the hand on this watch is stronger than normal one. More blind people seem to use shokudoku watch than voice watch because they don’t want others to hear the voice by voice watch.

              However, the problem is that syokudoku watch are few option to choose. I wish the society develop more merchandises for the disabled people in order that the disabled people send life easier.

0166 Screen Reader

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日

Screen Reader

 

Assistive technology is technologies for helping handicapped people. And there are a lot of varieties. This time, I introduce “Screen Reader”.  This technology is invented for people with visual impairment. Screen reader reads out the text on the computer. Therefore, people with visual impairment do not have difficulty in reading long text with ability to use Braille. To tell the trust, a few people with visual impairment can use Braille. Inexpensive screen reader is sold at about thirty thousand yen. This technology is expected to assist people with visual impairment to start working in the future.

0150 focus talk

2010 年 4 月 27 日 火曜日
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                                                Focus talk

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It is a system called focus talk that I want to introduce. It convert a text displayed on the liquid crystal display of the PC into a composition sound, and focus talk reads it aloud. This function is a very convenient function speaking in place of a language handicapped person. In addition, not only the language handicapped person but also the people who are hard to read the wards of the PCs such as old men get possible to confirm information for sight and hearing to read a letter aloud. Furthermore, this system read the information that input from the keyboard aloud, so even visual impairment person can operate a PC by depending on a sound. Now development is pushed forward as a new communication tool.