Steemhunter Assistive Technology Digest - October 25, 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. DualPanto: Non-visual gaming interface for the blind

Steemhunter: @mittymartz


This haptic device is open source and allows blind users to track virtual objects in motion.


2. Kintell: Stay Independent, Stay in Control

Steemhunter: @mrfringe


This is like a personal assistant for the elderly but I imagine it might also have some use to people with severe memory problems. It helps the user keep track of medications and communicate with family.



Honorable Mentions:

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

1. Soft Poly-Limbs: Mobile manipulation for daily tasks

Steemhunter: @jccr


This wearable soft robotics system equips the user with a additional limb that is capable of three-dimensional motions such as gripping or pushing.


2. Meports: Easily identify and prevent genetic diseases for free

Steemhunter: @naijaguy


This is a genetic reporting tool that takes a report from 23AndMe and compares it to a list of genes to deduce what genetic problems might be passed on to the next generation. Of course, genetics is probability based so it doesn't prove a certain genetic condition will absolutely occur. It is always wise to seek a second opinion from genetic counseling if this reporting tool is used.