Physical disabilities are meant to cause troubles. Some persevering people never give up. They learn to survive and succeed so that they can achieve something better in the life. Stephen Hawking is a great example, who was constantly fighting against all the odds to reveal the mysteries of our universe.
Such people become an inspiration for all of us. They can do extraordinary and perplexing things if get the right kind of gadgets to improve their capabilities. Even Stephen Hawking was relying upon The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit (ACAT) for the research. He could not reveal all those amazing facts about the black hole and our universe without the support of ACAT.
The leading tech experts are developing many revolutionary gadgets and tools that can empower the disabled people. Some are already succeeded in this quest. They have developed revolutionary gadgets that will offer a new hope to the differently abled individuals. Let’s find out which are those gadgets.
1. eSight “We make glasses that let the legally blind see”
The eSight seems like a VR headset at first sight but it is designed to do something far better than what the VR headsets do. This gadget lets the legally blind people see the world in its true shape. People, who were unable to see before, can see everything now via the eSight.
It is equipped with a highspeed HD camera and dual OLED displays. The glasses enhance the video quality and let the user see things clearer and better. The users can use this portable gadget for minimum 6 hours in one charge. It works exceptionally well like a boon for the blind people.
2. UNI “a communication tool for deaf and speech-impaired people”
A person with physical disabilities like deafness and speech-impairment finds it very difficult to communicate with normal people. It becomes challenging to explain every sentence in the sign language, especially when the person next to you does not understand the sign language. Motionsavvy does not want the deaf and dumb people to feel dispirited about it.
Motionsavvy has developed UNI, a revolutionary tool for the deaf and speech-impaired people. The UNI translates sign language into speech. Now the deaf and speech-impaired individuals can easily explain their thoughts in any language they want. This particular feature makes UNI a magical support for them.
3. Braille EDGE 40 “More than a Braille display!”
Using a smartphone, tab, or PC is a handy job for us but not for the blind people. They were unable to use these devices before the introduction of Braille Edge 40. There were some Braille displays, but not as effective as Edge 40. It was intended to assist a blind person in using the PC, Smartphone, and other modern gadgets.
The Braille Edge 40 connects to the PC or Smartphone via Bluetooth or USB cable. It lets the user navigate the whole device via the braille keyboard. There are keys like Shift, ESC, Ctrl, Tab, Windows Key, etc. These keys help the user in performing any required action on the Smartphone or on the PC. Though a user with no vision or partial vision would require some practice, he/she will soon learn how to use the Braille Edge 40 for chatting, communication, and other operations.
4. The Sesame Phone “Touch-free Control”
This phone is a revolutionary gadget. The user can control this device without touching the screen. Now the paralyzed individuals and people suffering from serious spinal cord injuries can also have their personal smartphone. The Sesame Phone will become their smartphone. You can expect to get some more revolutionary changes in this phone in the future.
5. Liftware “Eat with confidence”
Muhammad Ali is known as the greatest boxer of all time. He had defeated most of his opponents in the ring but one disease caused him trouble throughout his life. It was Parkinson’s disease. It becomes very difficult to eat when you are suffering from such a disease. Liftware is a spoon-like utensil, designed especially for the people suffering from motion disorders like Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and Huntington’s disease. It helps them in having their meal on their own and with ease.
The handle of Liftware spoon can effectively control the hand tremors. Its onboard sensing system detects the motion and helps the user in controlling those motions. Thus, the user can eat calmly without worrying about dropping the meal down.
6. Finger Reader “Helping the blind read with ease”
This gadget is a wearable tool, developed at MIT’s Media Lab. It helps the blind and visually impaired read the printed text with ease. It also works as a language translation tool. You can use it to translate the content written in a foreign language. Its sensor detects the beginning and end of the line. It vibrates to inform the user to move the finger on the next line.
The finger reader is an essential invention because the blind people will not need special books. They can read anything with a swipe of a digit.