Month: April 2014

smartphone projects 42-inch images

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Imagine being able to give a presentation without a screen or projector. This smartphone has been designed to project 42-inch images, presentations and movies! Additional equipment and accessories are not needed.

This would work great for FaceTime, Skype and other video calls. A larger projection would enhance the atmosphere and dynamic of the video call. Any deaf/hard of hearing, using Sign language would be able to make a hands-free call, allowing for a comfortable and more accessible video call.

For more information visit: Ayane

 

 

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Touchy- feely hearing aid

‘Close’ is an attempt to an alternative system, to provide speech input for deaf/ hard of hearing through tactile sensations.

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With similar characteristic as a smart watch, ‘Close’ sends electrode arrays to the wrist- giving a feeling of touch. The designers involved believe that the brain can then decipher these feelings into speech patterns.

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I can’t imagine that the brian will learn to link these vibrations to speech. It would take a considerable amount of time for the wearer to train themselves to decipher from one vibration to another.

When at a music festival for example, you can feel the vibrations through your feet on the floor from the heavy sounds of the instruments and voice. How could speech be translated? Surely the vibrances will not be enough to understand the content.

Would be keen to try this design or speak with someone who has tried it.

 

Flux Innovation Lounge- engage

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18-foot touch screens, holographic cabinets, 5 inch ultra-thin bezel displays, full HD screens, multi-touch fast response screens, interactive table-tops and super-sized displays= The Flux Innovation Lounge by Engage.

“Engage design and produce experiential technology concepts for its clients, with a view to driving brand engagement. It has worked with a multitude of high-profile organizations, such as Bloomberg, Sky, Ferrari, Nike and Visa to name but a handful.”

To find out more, or to arrange a visit go to; Engage Lounge

 

 

House of lords- Healthcare for deaf people

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Watching BBC Parliament House of Lords – Healthcare for deaf people. Disappointing to see that there aren’t many in the room! Its just proves the lack of awareness. Also, BSL interpreter and Speech to Text services not provided for this discussion… again, disappointing.

Really appreciating Lord Addington speak. I will write up about the discussion at a later date, currently I am recording it on Tv and will be revising it over the next few days.

 

Get Smart

 

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The Samsung Smart Home app has been one of many devices which connects your home to the internet. Homes will become increasingly “smart” over the next few years with the introduction of appliances being connected to an app. Users will be able to control their TV, heating, lights and security from afar, even abroad on holiday.

To ensure security, the Samsung data transmitted by the app is encrypted, keeping it safe from hackers.

More and more technology is becoming part of our everyday lives. It can’t be avoided, developments continue to be revealed daily, we are being made to embrace it as a new way of life.

My conclusions are always the same. Technology of this kind allows for quicker, more accessible, easier understood ways of living. Technology is an additional assistance to bring ease to the user.