Steemhunter Assistive Technology Digest - October 19, 2018

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Following are some recent items found by steemhunters that potentially deal with assistive technology devices or services. These are not endorsements. This is presented in this digest to show what is available and possible for people with disabilities. Also, by starting a regular digest it might hopefully encourage more steemhunters to keep the category of assistive technology devices and services in mind as they continue to hunt for more items in the future.

1. BrailleSense Polaris: Excelling in Education for Blind Students

Steemhunter: @amar15


This device has several different functions and features that can be helpful for the blind such as GPS for mobility and OCR software for reading printed text.

2. Gonio VR: A physiotherapy Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation tool

Steemhunter: @jossey


This device is exclusively a therapy tool for patients with shoulder injuries. Virtual reality exercise programs give instructions for performing different shoulder exercises and then motivates the patient to perform the routines.

Honorable Mentions:

These might not fall under assistive technology devices or services directly but they are worth taking note of:  

1. BRUNEL HAND 2.0: Open source lightweight precise robotic hand for researchers

Steemhunter: alikoc07


I imagine this open source robotic hand might inspire somebody to become interested in doing prosthetic research.

2. HPBWAVE1S Smart Gesture Controller - Just Wave Your Hand & its DONE

Steemhunter: @gungunkrishu


This gesture controlled sensor device could be useful for anybody whether they have tactile difficulties with switches and dials or not.