2015 年 6 月 のアーカイブ

4200-Only Big Four Buttons

2015 年 6 月 10 日 水曜日

4200-Only Big Four Buttons

The easy remote control for televisions is one of the assistive technologies. It has only four switches. The First button can turn on/off the main switches. The Second button can turn a television set to the channel you want to watch. The Third and fourth button can turn the volume up or down. Thanks to these big buttons, we rarely push the wrong button. The remote control is very easy to handle, so it makes lifestyle of elderly or disabled people comfortable. We are able to use this remote control in a hospital, nursing home, of course in a house. Also its direction is free, so we can use it without attendance of the way.

4216-A Walk Support Robot

2015 年 6 月 10 日 水曜日

 

Nagoya Institute of Technology exhibited an epoch-making walk support robot for “International Welfare Apparatus Exhibition 2013″. This is a system of non-powered that does not require a motor and battery. This move only by the force of gravity and spring.  Moreover, it is good not to use the motor and energy. It is a product which is kind to both environment and wallet. This robot make us happy!

4227Eye Play The Piano

2015 年 6 月 10 日 水曜日

Let me introduce Eye Play the Piano. FOVE Inc. developed “Eye Play the Piano” for physically disabled persons with the University of Tsukuba. It can help physically disabled persons to play using eye movements while wearing the headset. “Eye Play the Piano” uses eye-tracking technology with the headset to recognize the user’s eye movement, so physically disabled persons can play the piano only eye movement. I think that this is an epoch making invention, so this invention will used over the world.

4225-Chair Type Stairs Elevator

2015 年 6 月 3 日 水曜日

What is the chair-type stairs elevator? Those with disability or the senior citizen can ride an elevator to easily get up and go down the stairs on a chair. The stairs are dangerous and hard to an elderly people or physical inconvenient.

There are some security equipments. For example, when an obstacle faces, it stops automatically. Also, it manages the power supply with a key in order to mistake child.

An elevator would enable every member of the family regardless of handicap or age to ascend or descend the floors easily.

4230-The Low Floor Bus

2015 年 6 月 3 日 水曜日

This is the low floor bus. It’s called “Non step bus” in Japan. It sets the height of the floor to about 350 mm to meet the barrier free needs, so that it is easy for senior citizens and disabled persons to get on and off. The low floor bus isn’t used so much, because its passenger space becomes smaller. It is a good news that it is being improved. And the bus with the “kneeling” function is increasing gradually in Japan. I often came across it in my home town. I hope they would use more of such buses.

4213-Assistive Technology and Car Navigation

2015 年 6 月 3 日 水曜日

Let me introduce car navigation system. Car navigation is a useful technology that shows us a map by using GPS. Thanks to this we can drive to an unfamiliar place without making the wrong way. Furthermore, google announced car navigation system using smartphone for driving, in 2014 June. This navigation system is enable to operate our voice by connecting smartphone to loading the Android. If we use this function, we will be able to use these function in vehicle. For example, searching our destination, mailing, listening to music. From the above, car navigation is essential for driving person.

4228 Captioning Phone for People Who Have Problems to Listening

2015 年 6 月 3 日 水曜日

Hello, today, let’s think about the use of telephone by people who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate with another.

Now, in various situations such as business, we use a phone. We may be not able to live without a phone. But deaf persons or people who are hard of hearing cannot use the normal phones. Why they cannot use a normal phone? The answer is simple. Because they are not able to hear what a caller is speaking. Then the captioning phone is an answer. This machine shows on the display what a caller saying in a real time when you are on the phone. Thanks to this device, they can make a phone call.

 

4229-Assistive Technology for Driving

2015 年 6 月 3 日 水曜日

Let me introduce an assistive technology for driving. This technology is made for people who can’t move the part of the body, and this requires less power. This equipment can operate an accelerator, an indicator, an alarm and a brake by one hand under the steering, and it can drive without stepping on a pedal. There is also an assisting equipment to which moves a steering by half the power of usual with a handicap on a wrist. A person with disabilities can drive surely by using various tools.

4241-New Assistive Technology for Blind People

2015 年 6 月 2 日 火曜日

I’m surprised.  If the eyes can’t be visible no longer at once, this technology makes their view resurrection.

Let me introduce the device whose name is “Argus Ⅱ” made by Second Sight company.  This is artificial eyes.  Its system is sent directly the image to the optic nerve through the apparatus embedded into the eye by operation.  Already some people to have this device installed, and they and their family, friends feel so happy.  Now this technology makes their view blurry, but in near future, this technology will develop more and their view will be very clear like a not blind people.

This technology will illuminate the future of blind people.