2011 年 4 月 のアーカイブ

0078 Seen eyes

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

Seen eyes

      I will tell you the machine, named “Personal Reader”. Raymond Kurzweil who found Kurzweil AI invented “Personal Reader” in 1988.  It helps blind people to read texts.

      This tool has two special points.  First, Kurzweil used Optical Character Recognition called OCR.  OCR can read print or handwriting texts in.  So, “Personal Reader” read the text out loud.  Second, this machine is portable and operating solely.  This was very rare.  Then, this was not able to be made from the other companies.

      This product is improved, and the kind has increased.  In these days, it costs $21,000.  Now, they are more reasonable.  Those technologies must change the sight handicapped person’s life for the better in the immediate future.

0083 Assistive Technology

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

     Maybe, you come up with a wheelchair at first when you hear ” assistive technology.” There many types of wheelchairs and let me introduce to you the wheelchair which is devised. It has four small wheels in front and back,which can easily make sharp turns, so it is useful in narrow spaces such as home and shops. Also it can go up and down the steps without difficulty. It is really helpful for disability people. Thank you. 

0076

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

0076-Assistive Technology

             I am going to introduce a Moujin-anzenntsue. Generally, it is called a Hakujyo. The Hakujyo is an assistive technology which helps a blind person walking. The blind people is able to walking more safety with controling it skillfully. The Hakujyo have two color and two types. The color is white and yellow. The type is a straight and you can bend it. So, you can choose which of these you like. However, people without difficulty to see must not use it. Since, other people may misunderstand that you are blind person. Now, many blind people are helped by it. So, the Hakujyo is simple and popular!

0095-Sign Language

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

 Let me  introduce sign language. Sign language was invented for persons who are deaf and speech-impaired. It makes them comfortable to communicate with persons who are deaf and speech-impaired or those who. Now, the number of places which sign language is used increase rapidly in communities. Club activities which the member study and use sign language increase in regions, schools, and companies. In a government office, health center and police box, enployee try to adopt peoples who can use sign language. The more people study sign language, the more humans who are deaf and speech-impaired can join a community. Furthermore they can live a full life. One of these activities is carried out in Kwansei Gakuin. Students who major in Ningenfukushi can select sign language as their second language.

0097 Talking Sign

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

       Taking sign is communication system for blind students. This system is introduced in Waseda University.

   It is composed of the electronic label and receiver. Blind people know where he is, by portable terminal. How they are known them? They understand place and direction by sound. This system applied infrared transmission. Electronic label is set up at the entrance and transmits the message. Receiver receives information and reproduces the voice.

   This is an each-making system for sightless people.

0081-artificial limb

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

     Do you know an artificial limb ? An artificial limb is type of prosthesis that replaces a missing extremity, such as arms or legs. The type of artificial limb is determined largely by the extent of an amputation or loss and location of the missing extremity.  Artificial limb may be needed for a variety of reasons, including disease, accident, and congenital defects.  In recent years, new plastics and other materials, such as carbon fiber, have allowed artificial limb stronger and lighter,limiting the amout of extra energy necessary to operate the limb. With advanced in modern technology, the creation of life-like limb made from silicone or PVC, has been made possible. Thank you very much for kind attention.

0101 ViaVoice

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

   Hello everyone.  Do you know ViaVoice?  ViaVoice is speech recognition software.  The speech recognition was made for the visually handicapped person. ViaVoice is one of the famous voice recognition software. It can convert talk into sentences.  In addition, it is able to recognize talk 90% or over. ViaVoice can convert the recognized talk into Chinese characters.  Visually defect persons are able to use mail, word processor, and spread sheet application by using it.  ViaVoice is useful for not only the visually impediment person but also the limbs impediment person.  I hope that voice recognition software become more convenient.

0075-Reacher

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

      Reacher is a rod which is attached arms. To put it shortly, magic hand. Reacher is used by people who can not use their legs.  A disabled person who owns reacher  able to switch on and open the curtain from bed. Reacher arms are magnet, so user can easy catch iron things. You can make reacher portable size when you go out. Reacher that can be used with only one hand, so it is accessible to all generation. From child to elderly person. In addition, reacher is cheap, light, and strong. What a great tool it is! Reacher can improve the quality of  life for disabled people.

0073-Trekker Breeze 4.27

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

           In the world, many blind people in town were difficult in walking around. It is too dangerous to go to unfamiliar places without any helps, so they have a limited sphere of activity. There is an assistive technology to lead a comfortable life invented by Human Ware. It is named “Trekker Breeze.” This is a GPS navigation device which reads out names of streets, shops and crossings. In addition the device can record courses and signposts. If blind people get “Trekker Breeze”, their life would changes dramatically and comfortably.

0096-Braille

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

0096-Braille

             Today, I would like to show you  the contents my presentation. I’ m not fluent in English,but I will give it a try.Please be patient with me. I will talk about the assisyive technology, Braille. It is invented by Louis Braiile. He is French educator who lost sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people in1829.

           This picture on the left side shows Braille Alphabet. It is a system of writing for blind pepole in which the letters of the alphabet and the numbers are printed as raised dots that can be read by touching them.

          On the other hand, that picture on the right side shows the studded paving block to aid the blind. You frequently notice that it is on the pavement. I occasionally see the blind that is in trouble of not advancing toward straight on the pavement. Please park at the area for parking bicycles, so they can walk straight along it without difficulty.  

 

        Thank you very much for kind attention.