2011 年 4 月 のアーカイブ

0431 Quarter Hour Watch

2011 年 4 月 30 日 土曜日

 Quater Hour Watch is the timer originally developed for the developmental disorder person.The user can confirm the schdule time not using the long hand,the hour hand and the digital number for the clock about the activity.In a word, this is a clock where the time passage is visually caught like hourglass.It is possible to use it very easily so that everyone may use it.Use only presets time to paste the picture or photograph of the activity to the picture card and to sound the alarm on the reverse.It informs them of the time set beforehand until time when the picture card is put in the main body.

0410-Sound Generate

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

    Let me introduce to you the sound generator which uses a pointing device and small PC. This is made for those who cannot communicate with talking. The mechanism of this machine is that they write on PC with pen tablet the words they write makes sounds. The great place of thes machine expresses the feelings of them by speed and power to write their. Because operation is simple, the handicap people can enjoy communications with a family and a close friend as a life support apparatus for aphasia and other articulation handicapped people.

0407-Cochlear implant

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

Cochlear implant is a machine that stimulates a nerve hearing a sound by electricity and can get the sense of a sound and the language. This epoch-making cure attracts attention that deaf people become able to hear a sound and words again. This treatment is useful for the person who wants to intensify a hearing ability. However, it has some problems. First, there is much less quantity of the information that it can send. Second it is that there is individual difference in the recovery of the hearing ability. Also, it seems to be difficult to conversation in many people and noise. But, one to one conversation comes to be possible without any problem. Also, you can play sport except for one to give a shock to the heads such as martial arts.

0415 Eye Control Pc

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

Pc Eye is an easy to use, stand-alone eye tracking device that can be used with most personal computers. It is highly accurate and provides total control of computers without using keyboard. It is help people who impaired motor skills or those needing an alternative method for controlling a mouse. This device converts eye movement to mouse cursor on computer, regardless of eye color, glasses, contact lenses, lighting conditions or head movements. This allows various things, writing, read aloud, send e-mails, use internet, and so on. Pc Eye is tracking for all eyes which can use higher level of computer performance.

0411-Voice Over

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日
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I introduce “Voice Over”.Voice Over is sound interface function for handicapped people.

It is installed smartphone, and readiong web site,text,and so on.

In nature, Voice Over supplements that ipad shuffle does not have a dysplay.

But it could handicapped people handle Microsoft.

Installing Voice Over can use ipad for not only people but also handicapped people.

It can use smartphone for all of the people.

0405-Physique Converter

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日
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Physique converter is assistive technology. I want to describe how much this device is convenience.  This is an effective item for a physically handicapped people of the elderly and bedridden. This is placed between the groin of an upward person, it makes it from transverse for length. Because the principle of the lever is used, it doesn’t give stress to users. It is a very convenient item used at home for the aged and others.

0401-Textured Paving Block

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

    Today, textured paving blocks are used every places in Japan. A textured paving block is designed in Japan for the blind to be able to walk safer outside. You can look at the station, pedestrian crossing, and sidewalk.

 There are two kinds of textured paving blocks. First, it has shape of line, which shows the direction of movement. Second, it has shape of dot gathered, which shows the crossing, steps, and doors.

 Which of them are very important for the blind to walk safety. But, if there were obstacles such as bicycles and cars on the textured paving blocks, the blind could not walk. Please you do not put obstacles to prevent accidents.

0422-Talking sign system

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

I would like to talk about a talking sign system. It is a communication system which tells blind people about places, services and directions. They can tell where they are, and get to the directions and places by operating a small terminal. It will not effect other medical equipment and it can be installed on existing buildings. So it can be set up on place such as hospitals. Moreover it is useful not only for challenged people but also for ordinary people. This system is very quiet. For example, it can be used when we look for books in the library. So, I hope that it would be available in many places.

0424-Voice-recognition software

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

              Let me introduce to you voice-recognition software, AmiVoice SP. AmiVoice SP is assistive technology that is useful for a person with physically disabled arms. It is software that can input the texts only by speaking. It can recognize more than 200 words per minute. The price is 26,040 yen(USB microphone is included)and 20,790 yen(without USB microphone). It enables the disabled people or people who are not good at typing to input the texts to PC speedy. I think that it will become easy for the disabled people to work by using it in the future. I hope that barrier-free society will be promoted.

0398-Sight for Blinds

2011 年 4 月 27 日 水曜日

The idea of all blind people can’t see is old. Argus II is a device made for the blind. It is a tool that tells the image to the brain itself. To use Argus II you have to set a device in your eyes. After you have done it all you have to do is to wear a pair of special sunglass. This sunglass has a miniature video camera which sends the image to a computer. While the image goes through this computer the image would be translated to signals and send back to the device which you have originally located in your eyes. And it gives vision to your brain. However, it’s not yet perfect and patients need to learn how to interpret the flashes of light into shapes. It’s because Argus II tells only the outlines of objects. Also Argus II is a device for only people whose photoreceptors are no longer functioning correctly. The inventers are now trying to improve it. Right now one set of Argus II cost about$100,000.