2013 年 4 月 のアーカイブ

2429 About Tango

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日
2429-about-tango

2429 About Tango

Devices that help people with disabilities lead more normal lives are called assistivetechnology.  For example, blind people understand something with voiceover function, and people   Who cannot use arms communicate with speech recognition.  Disabled people want to communicate with other people as ordinary people.  So, Blink Twice company invented the device that looks like computer game.  This device is called Tango.  By using Tango, people can communicate and build relationships.  I am very impressed by that.


 


3022-Special keyboard

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

 

I’m going to talk about a “special keyboard”.
What is “special keyboard”? It is difficult for the person who is not used to a PC to input a letter. But, when you use a special keyboard, you do not need such a worry.

Special keyboard’s keys are placed in the order of the “kana” syllabary, and they are set to be easy to push them. In addition, there is the keyboard for people that an arm is inconvenient. You can input a letter by matching eyes with a letter for the judgment with the laser pointer.

You can input a letter on a sense by this function. It is very convenient for children and the person who is not used to a PC, people that an arm is inconvenient!!

3020 assistive technology

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

Assistive technology

People who use artificial leg and those who have a pain in a knee think the ease of wearing is very important when choosing shoes. People who have an obstacle in fingers have difficulty to use shoehorn.

Vela helps them. Vela is shoehorn used behind shoes attaching to it beforehand. When we use that , we can be worn standing.

When we choose shoes , it is important not only the ease of wearing but also design.

It is wonderful that a choice increase.

3002 assistive technology

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

I want to introduce the Cam Find that is the application of smart phone for visually handicapped person. This application understands our taked picture and write out from the picture and investigate the text’s meaning on the internet automatically .We can listen to the voice of the text. Forthermore, Cam Find translate the text into an official language in one’s country. I think that today’s society is very useful and convenient to live for handicapped person.

3018 Assistive technology

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

In recently , it is an aged society in Japan.  More and more Japanese children are decreasing.  That is why, assistive technology is very useful for elderly people.  Assistive technology helps various people. For example, wheelchair is very useful for physically handicapped people and elderly people.  Wheelchair is a replacement for walking.  Also, there are handles behind the seat for someone else to do the pushing.  The first wheelchair was made of wood.  In the future, there is an electric wheelchair.  So Japan is a place in which it is easy to live for elderly people.   I want Japan to become easy for elderly people and various people more. Thank you for listening.

3039 – Rokuon Tosho

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

     Today, I have known that Assistive Technology is developing. I especially paid attention to the equipment which called Rokuon Tosho. This can turn a letter, a figure, a graph into a voice correctly .This equipment was made by volunteer group who want to help visually handicapped people. Thanks to it, blind people are helped. If it were not for this equipment, blind people would have trouble living a better life.

     But, there are two problems. Firstly, half of the titles which are registered in Rokuon Tosho tends to rely on a literary work. Secondly, Rokuon Tosho doesn’t spread much. So, I hope that Assistive Technology like this will be improved and used by many people.

3036-hearing aid

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

I am going to introduce hearing aid. Hearing aid is devise to solve difficult hearing. This devise gatheres sound by mike. Gathered sound is amplified by amp ,amp is devise which amplifies sound. It is  in use music player,and amplifiied sound is aroused by speaker.

There are many kinds of hearing aid. For example, hanged ear one , imped ear one and so on. There are two types on structure. One is analog. The other is digital. These differences are defined by how to handle sound.

Recently, hearing aid which uses osseous conduction is developed.  So it is more clearly sound than before. Like this, hearing aid is more useful than before. Not only hearing aid but also other assistive technologies  keep on  being developed.

3035 assitive technology and sport

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

Assistive technology has prevailed very much in various fields now. This technology is used not only in everyday life, such as a hearing-aid and a wheelchair, but also in fields of the sport in these days. For example, at the London Olympic Games, Oscar Pistorius from South Africa became famous as a runner of both-feet artificial leg. The artificial leg for sports which he used is a kind of assistive technology. And many assistive technologies are utilized in the Paralympics performed only by disabled people.

From now on, global activity of the sport player with obstacles is expected. Assistive technology can give a big possibility to a life of people with obstacles.

3034 – What is “Talking sign”?

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

     Assistive technology is apparatus and technology to help a handicapped person.  For example, there are special grips to hold the dishes, computer monitors for a bad eyesight person, computers controlled by sound and so on.  I especially pay attention to “Talking sign”.  “Talking sign” serves the guidance of the place, object and direction for a bad eyesight person.  This system is composed of the electronic label sending the infrared signal of the guidance information and the receiver serving the signal by sound.  A user has the receiver in his hand and moves it to search the direction of the electronic label.  Then, a user can easily get the information by sound at hand.  What is “Talking sign”?  It’s indispensable tool to live an abundant life to a handicapped person.

What is a reading pen?

2013 年 4 月 30 日 火曜日

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What is a reading pen?

This is an assistive technology tool to help those who are not able to read books, newspapers and magazines. For example, the object is the blind people. A reading pen has two important points. First is that this pen can be downloaded a growing number of local and university libraries in Internet. Second is that this pen is a pocket devices, so you use it everywhere. Other reading pen has different functions. One of functions is that this pen scans words and recognizes over 250,000 words. I think that reading pens are necessary tools for the blind people’s lives.