Steemhunter Assistive Technology Digest - October 24, 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. OPair: Used to transport someone who has a wheelchair

Steemhunter: @farihelper


This looks basically like a bicycle that can accomadate a wheelchair being attached to the front of the bike. I guess as long as the person in the wheelchair isn't obstructing the view of the person riding the bike this is a functional device.


2. Gemini Super Braille Embosser

Steemhunter: @binitus


This Braille printer can emboss Braille and print text on the same page simultaneously. This could be useful for educational institutions.

3. FORZA D09: A power wheelchair with excellent performance

Steemhunter: @ninaflowers


A folding wheelchair that can go across many different types of surfaces for up to fifteen miles.

4. Hawkeye Access: Control your iOS device using your eyes

Steemhunter: @jdrincs


An iOS smartphone application that can allow users who can't select graphical icons with their fingers to make selections with eye and facial movement.


Honorable Mentions:

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

1. Walabot: Home Automatic Fall Detection for Bathroom

Steemhunter: @rjoshicool


This device is rather expensive at almost $250 but it might possibly save a life if not just bring piece of mind. Once a fall in the bathroom is detected the device can call out to a programmed emergency number. The call is two-way so the possible victim and the emergency contact can both communicate with each other.