2013 年 5 月 のアーカイブ

24011733 FreaiS

2013 年 5 月 22 日 水曜日

Assistive technology is technology used by person who has disability so as to perform function that may otherwise be difficult/

Today, I introduce “FreaiS” to you.
“FreaiS” is landline. In Japan, by spreading of mobile phone, the importance of landline is being lost as a whole.
In fact, it is only half that have mobile phone among septuagenarians or over. This is he reason why it is hard for them to use it.
We cannot blink the fact. So far We needed to dial by using own hands when call up someone. However, for the elderly or those who have disabilities in their hands, it is inconvenience to press the button.
“FreaiS” enable them to turn the dial without the use of those. They can dial by blowing a breath.And they are able to talk over without taking a receiver.
From now on, the demand of “FreaiS” will increase in Japan of an aging society.

24012111 A hearing aid

2013 年 5 月 15 日 水曜日

I would like to talk about a hearing aid.A hearing aid is adaptive equipment with which a hearing impaired person`s listening comprehension is assisted.A hearing aid adjusts sound quality and volume ,  it sends the optimal sound for a hearing impaired person to hear.A hearing aid requires adjustment which suits us and for this reason, it can be only our hearing aid.this is the sound collector andspeaker difference which only enlarge sound.So, a hearing aid is medical equipment.Various hearing aids of kinds, systems and designs have appeared. It is not special for a hearing impaired person to use a hearing aid.

2107 Pocketalker

2013 年 5 月 15 日 水曜日

Have you enjoyed one-on-one (and small-group) conversations at a crowded party, talking in the car, listening to speeches, or watching TV? 

There are a lot of deaf people, the older people with hearing handicap, etc… 

It is painful for them to converse.

Pocketalker” is a assistive technology which is sold by Williams Sound. 

This amplifies sounds close to you while reducing background noises. 

This allows you to enjoy conversations and social situations –simply plug in your earpieces, position the microphone near the preferred sound, adjust volume to your comfort. 

“Pocketalker” is so-called a hearing aid, but the hearing aids are assistive technology too.

2109 Assistive Technology and sports

2013 年 5 月 8 日 水曜日

   Assistive Technology and sports are areas of technology that is growing. Assistive Technology is  new device created to enable people with disabilities to play sports. Increasing number of people with disabilities are participating in sports by the development of Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology can be found in sports raging from local community recreation to Paralympic games. More complex Assistive Technology devices have been  developing. As a result, sports for people with disabilities become more competitive sports. I’m so glad to hear these things. I hope this Assistive Technology spreads to many people with diabilities and they enjoy playing sports with many people.

2087 The Illustrated Guide

2013 年 5 月 8 日 水曜日

This practical guide looks at the use of AT/AD to help those with disabilities perform functions that otherwise might be difficult or immpossible.

These include mobility devices such as walkesrs, wheelchairs, and mobile vans; and strobe light alarm system.

Featuring 100 black-and-white photographs, the book  includes  real-life example of  how  people with disabilities are successful utilizing At, and it presents strategies for dealing with the emotional issues related to AT/AD.

2078Mitera(ECS)

2013 年 5 月 8 日 水曜日

I want you to introduce the production of assistive technology. This production’s name is “Mitera”.If you cannot move, you are able to activate the electric appliance ,for example TV, air , by breathing. As its features,it has a lot of channels,and very simple design. But this production, Mitera has several weaknesses. Firstly, this production’s price is so high. Surprisingly,its price is ¥798000. Secondly, this production’s name recognition is very under. If Mitera is needed by a lot of people ,people who wants to use it cannot use it because people do not know. Therefore Mitera has to be famous. I hope Mitera helps more desability people from now. Thank you for listening.

2095-prosthetics

2013 年 5 月 8 日 水曜日

Today, I would like you to introduce one of the assistive technology: Prosthetics. Prosthetic is used by people who lost their own leg or arm or so on. But today, I introduce especially artificial leg.

This has longer history than another assistive technology. The history of this is believed to date back to the ancient Roman. Then, this is made of wooden, and only to improve physical function. So we can recognize it “a fake leg” right now.

But now, thanks to great progress of this, we cannot recognize it so in appearance. To change treatment of deaf people, appearance is very important. Therefore progress of this is great I think. Thank you for listening.

2090-reading machine

2013 年 5 月 7 日 火曜日

Today there are many assistive technologies. I want to introduce “Yomubee smile”.

This is a reading machine to help blind people read a document. This can read types by sound. For example, printings (in Japanese or English), books, newspapers, magazines, accounts, receipts, bankbooks, and handwritten documents.

In addition this can magnify letters on the screen. The screen displays in color. Also this can memorize a book and read it.

Moreover this can read out braille written in a blank paper. This can also play back CD and DVD.

So “Yomubee smile” help blind people in various situations. I think that this assistive technology is very useful.

Thank you for listening.

2084 – Assistive Technology

2013 年 5 月 7 日 火曜日

“Assistive Technology” are technology which help disabled people in many ways.

For example, like people who are blind need some helps when they live in a society.

We can help them in many ways, and “Assistive Technology” are ones of them.

There are many products of “Assistive Technology”.

At first, “On-screen keyboards”.

You can see an image of keyboard on the computer screen.

As you touch it, you can make a sentence and say what you want to say.

This technology can help people who cannot speak.

Secondly, “Screen Reader”.

It is a technology to pronounce everything on the screen which includes text, graphics, control buttons.

You can listen the computerized voice, and understand what is written.

This can help blind people.

2108 A tool to support

2013 年 5 月 7 日 火曜日

Do you know assistive technology? The technology is a tool that supports handicapped persons. And the technology became the talk of the whole world. Let me give a few examples of the technology. They are large-key keyboards, screen magnifiers and computers controlled by talking. It help people with physical disabilities to operate the computer.

I hope assistive technology to develop and support a lot of disabled persons so that more people can live comfortable by using assistive technology.

Thank you for listening.