2014 年 5 月 のアーカイブ

3370 Here Comes the Artificial Limb!

2014 年 5 月 28 日 水曜日
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Today, let me tell you about the artificial limbs.  They are used for handicapped people who lost their arms or legs in accidents.  Handicapped people use them not only for their daily life but also for playing sports.  In sports, for example, athletes in Paralympic Games use them.  But they cannot use them in daily life as well as in sports.  An assistive technology of artificial limbs is developing rapidly.  Now, it is difficult to distinguish artificial limbs from real arms and legs.  So, handicapped people using them never feel inferior in non-handicapped people presence. 

I think that we should not forget handicapped people using them.

3369 Prosthesis

2014 年 5 月 28 日 水曜日

 There is a product that helps people who don`t have legs.
The product`s name is “Prosthesis. ” It is said the first model was made about 2,000 years ago in the world. At that time, the Prosthesis was made in wood. In Japan, it started to be used by kabuki actor Tanosuke Sawamura (1845~1878). He used a prosthesis made in America.
Recently, as an assistive technology grows up, the Prosthesis is made in gum or silicon but it cost a lot. I hope for that assistive technology will grow up more and help more people including poor people.

出典 http://www.kawamura-gishi.co.jp/tour/history.html#japan

3371 The Most Famous Assistive Technology

2014 年 5 月 28 日 水曜日

When you see a phrase of “assistive technology,” what comes to you? I know almost all of you know “Braille,” ”Tenji” in Japanese. It’s a special set of characters for the blind. Now let me tell you about Braille. Braille is made of six points, and you read it by touching. Braille was invented by a French man, Louis Braille in 1825. Since then Braille has been widely used over the world. In 1901, in Japan, Braille was used for the first time on a Japanese newspaper. Now you see Braille at many places. However, there may be little understanding of Braille, and we should consider the blind and Braille.

3368 ATM Introduced assistive technology

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日
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ATM especially has two functions. The first one is for us to withdraw our savings. The other is for us to deposit our money. But, it is difficult for many handicapped people to use ATM.So many banks provided various assistive technologies. For example, the handicapped can use ATM by talking in audio response unit. They pick up the receiver, and listen to the machine voice. The voice helps them to operate ATM. So many blind people can withdraw their savings, enjoy shopping all by themselves.

3354 GLASSES HELP PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOW VISION

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日
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The glasses with camera and computer help visually disabled people. The product’s name is “Or Cam”. The device was developed company of Israel. Putting person indicates front, so the computer process front view. In short, the glasses tell visually disabled people  front view. The device make a sound that printed word on a signboard and on a label. In addition, the device can recognize faces. While blind people use the device, the people register new person and new thing to the glasses. “Or Cam” is sold 2500 dollars.

3367 Bose Quiet Comfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日

Let me introduce Bose Quiet Comfort 3. Bose is one of the biggest audio makers.And it is the headphone that cancel noises.Because the opposite sounds cancel the noises and both the sounds and the noises vanish, we can enjoy listening to the music without noises.Moreover we don’t become very tired for a long time . It can be recharged the battery and it is quite lightweight. So we can listen to the music without interference and continually use for lond periods. Eventually the headphone makes our lives much more comfortable.

3396 Thought transmission device for the disabled

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日

This time, let me introduce  thought transmission device. This device helps those who can’t speak to express their feelings and it has analog and digital types. The former has a dial for the disabled who can’t move their fingers and the later has “Let’s chat” as an assistive technology. People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis can communicate with others by using “Let’s chat.” For example, when people with ALS become hungry and input “I am hungry” into “Let’s chat,” this device reads the texts aloud and they can express their feelings to others.

 In short, assistive technology is a blessing for the disabled.

 I hope that such a technology progresses from now own.

3397 Stair Climbing Machine for Disabled

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日

              Let me introduce a stair climbing machine. This is the machine to help the disabled to go up or down the stairs safely. There are two types of this machine. One type has a chair that moves over the guardrail. The other type help the ruder chair to he get on the platform that go up and down. To put simply, this machine provided help for the disabled.

               For example, when people who want to go to the destination in a wheelchair outdoors or indoors, there is a step, they must detour. It helps such a case.

               In fact, I have seen the people who use this machine at Umeda and Kobe. But the speed is very slow. In the future, it should be improved.

3387 Brai Talker

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日

 What is assistive technology? It is used by the handicapped people. It makes a contribution to their life and learning.
For example, “Brai Talker” is the equipment which helps their self-support. Its size is a postcard. It weighs about 300g.  A user can use tenji by speaking  the contents. All operations are done by the voice. A user also can connect it to a personal computer, and use as a keyboard to input tenji. This concept is “easy operation”. Functions are not many, but it’s very useful.
 Even if you don’t know tenji, you can send a letter or an e-mail to blind people. It enables handicapped persons to communicate with everybody.

3385 Modern Braille

2014 年 5 月 21 日 水曜日

An assistive technology is a technology used to support the handicapped person’s life. Among technologies is Braille used by the blind, it helps the blind to read characters by a finger. Letters and figures contain from dots.

Braille came to be used as a part of barrier-free. Although many tools for handicapped persons have spread in the present age,  it need to learn Braille. Braille is very popular for the newspapers and the books.  The examinations in Braille are admitted.

Braille is the means that is essential for the blind.

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%82%B9%E5%AD%97