Steemhunter Assistive Technology Digest - October 23, 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. Victor Reader Trek Reading books and using GPS are one click away

Steemhunter: @mathiasciqar


Contrary to the what the Steemhunter's comment infer I know this device is rather popular with blind people. Holding a Victor Reader with one hand and a cane in the other hand usually isn't a problem and guide dogs are trained to behave so that's not a problem either.

2. BrailleSense U2 MINI: Braille with an integrated feature for YouTube streaming

Steemhunter: @john-paul


The GPS feature seems good. I am not sure but looking at this I think the device just plays the audio from the YouTube stream and doesn't connect to a computer or smart TV.

3. EVOKE: The world's first truly intelligent hearing aid

Steemhunter: @junior182


This is interesting because this product claims to use machine learning to be more specifically adaptable for each user.

4. Braille Translator: device used to connect the visually impaired and normal ones

Steemhunter: @truthsfinder


To be honest I think this isn't that good of a product from what I can see. The long connecting wires and battery pack make it look bulky and the large solenoids that make up the Braille cells might slow the reader down. Audio output reading the cellphone screen would probably be preferable over this device.

On the plus side the project page shows the device runs on an Arduino microcontroller board and I am a fan of Arduino.

5. Liftseat: Toilet Liftseat designed for old age people & patients

Steemhunter: @raghwendra


A two button controller for the toilet seat helps patients to independently stand up from a sitting position.