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'k' Sonar (Model 1-07000-00)

The 'K' Sonar, model 1-07000-00, is an audible electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This small electronic device aids users who are blind or visually impaired with orientation and mobility. By listening to sounds produced by the device, users can determine the distance and location of objects and some of the object's features. The device attaches to the golf grip handle of a long cane. Headphones provide audio feedback, w

3M Expressions Anti-Glare Computer Filter

The 3M Expressions Anti-Glare Computer Filter is a black computer frame that reduces light glare up to 90 percent to help prevent glare-related eyestrain and headaches. The lightly tinted glass acts as an aid for improved screen contrast. The frame fits both CRT and LCD desktop monitors and helps protect fragile LCD screens from fingerprints and damage. OPTIONS: CRT and LCD fit options. DIMENSIONS: CRT 16-19" fit = 16 inches length x 19 inches width; LCD 16-19" fit = 17 inches length x 18 inches

Active And Passive Light Probe

Light sensor and source are in a small, rectangular block at the end of a long flexible cable. Circuitry, controls, speaker and batteries are in a small box at the other end of the cable. When the light is detected, the unit produces a tone whose pitch is proportional to the amount of light falling on the sensor; the higher the tone, the more light is being detected. Unit can also operate as an active light probe. It has its own light source and can, therefore, measure the amount of light from t

Ada 121 Audio Visual Alert System

The ADA 121 Audio Visual Alert System is a flashing light and enhanced audible doorbell signal.This modular device enables people with visual and/or hearing impairments to be made aware of incoming telephone calls and/or when visitors to their residence are outside their front door and ringing the doorbell. Resident awareness is stimulated via a very loud piezoelectric buzzer and a flashing strobe light. The length of the sound emitted and the strobe flashing may be adjusted from 1 to 60 secon

Aidcolors

aidColors is a color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user launches the app, points the camera at a distance of 10 to 15 centimeters (cm) from the surface whose color he/she wants to recognize, clicks the "Get color" button, and the app displays the color along with the color name on the screen. Available languages include English, F

Bionic Glasses

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of normal-looking pair of glasses to enhance vision for individuals with certain types of low vision using similar technology developed for mobile phones and gaming. Exhibited at the Summer Science Exhibition in Oxford, England, the Bionic Glasses enhance vision for individuals who are blind or have little to no vision left. The glasses are appropriate for common types of visual impairment such as age-related macular degeneration and diabet

Braille Sight

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an eyewear system that translates images into tactile feedback for users who are blind or with low-vision. The Braille Sight uses an eyewear system that looks like glasses frames (Frame of Sight) to capture images and then translates those images into tactile images on a handheld pad shaped like the lenses (Braille Pad). TITLE: Trendy Braille Eyewear. WEBSITE: Yanko Design. REF: http://www.yankodesign.com/2012/02/14/trendy-braille-eyewea

Call Alert

Call Alert is a telephone signal indicator designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. The device alerts the user to an incoming telephone call by flashing a lamp connected to it when the phone rings. The unit functions regardless of whether the lamp is switched on or off. Standard features include a long cord and a lamp control switch.

Canadian Bank Note Reader

The Canadian Bank Note Reader is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or deaf-blind or who have low vision. The Canadian Bank Note Reader recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Output modes that may be selected by the user include tone output, vibration, and speech in either French or English. There is a volume control for speech and tone announcements as we

Color Blind Aid

Color Blind Aid is a color identification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This application (or app) allows a person with red-green color blindness to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user launches the app and points the device's camera towards the object she/he wants to see. The screen will display real-time video of the object and the surrounding area. The app causes red objects to flash as blue and green objects as to display as yellow. C

Color Change Timer

The Color Change Timer is a color, sound and light alert timer designed for both hearing or sight-impaired individuals. Once the time is set, the timer will pulse green, at 10 minutes it changes to pulse yellow. For the final minute, the timer pulses red and sounds a bell alarm.

Color Curious

Color Curious is a color identification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This application (or app) allows a person who is colorblind to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user takes a picture with the device’s camera or chooses an existing picture from the device’s photo albums and uses standard gestures such as scrolling to position the image and pinching/double-tapping to zoom in and out to positions a crosshair in the center of the screen.

Color Reader

Color Reader is a color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user launches the app, points the device’s camera towards an object and live video will be displayed on the screen. The user touches the screen and the app will tell the user what color he/she is touching. The device’s VoiceOver feature also allows the user to use the app when

Color Talk

Color Talk is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user positions the device on the surface of the material whose color is to be identified, and presses a button. The sensor then identifies the color and speaks the color name. Approximately 220 colors can be distinguished using 13 standard colors and qualifiers for lightness, saturation, and hue. The unit calibrates itself when used, so the correct information for each color is given. POWER: Us

Color Teller

Color Teller is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device announces all the common colors, plus many tints and shades like pink, pale blue-green, dark brown, and vivid yellow. Users can choose between two levels of color detail. The volume is adjustable and users can choose between English, French, and Spanish. The device can be operated with a single button. A "Hold" option allows the user to bring the device up to an ear before the color n

Colorblind Avenger

Colorblind Avenger is a color identification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This application (or app) allows a person who is colorblind to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user takes a picture with the device’s camera or chooses an existing picture from the device, touches anywhere on the image and the color of that area is displayed on the bottom of the screen. The app displays color names and shades as well as RGB decimal and hex values.

Colorblinds Easy

ColorBlinds Easy is a color identification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This application (or app) allows a person with red/green color deficiencies to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user uses the device’s camera or existing pictures on the device to daltonize or simulate the picture. Daltonization improves contrast between red and green for the user to distinguish differences where otherwise both colors would look the same. The program

Colorino Talking Color Identifier

Colorino is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device can detect more than 150 nuances of color, announcing them in a clear voice. It is available in 20 different languages, including English and Spanish. Its light probe function can detect sources of light and differentiate between natural and artificial sources. It can be connected to other electronic devices. Other features include a hole for inserting a ribbon to carry the device around

Colortest Ii Talking Color Analyzer (Models 1-03951-00 & 1-03951-Sp)

The ColorTest II Talking Color Analyzer is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Using a clear human voice, this hand-held device announces the color of any object placed in contact with its sensitive detector. It can distinguish more than 1,000 nuances of color. About the size of a remote control, the device has a detector on one end that senses color, a built-in speaker, and three operations buttons. Depending on the settings selected, the device

Dark Probe

The prototypes have been built: a single probe version and a double probe model. System consists of a small box with circuitry and speaker and a photosensor probe or probes at the end of a cable. Each probe also has a suction cup to hold it in place over an indicator lamp. The probe is silent when the sensed indicator lamp is on. When no light is sensed the speaker emits a constant tone. The two probe model emits two distinctive tones and has a switch to select a constant tone or a beeping tone

Digicite

DigiCite is a voice output digital display reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system continuously monitors and captures images of digital displays, such as alphanumeric LEDs (light emitting diodes). Whenever the display changes, it converts the display image to text and provides notification using recorded (digitized) speech or other, optional outputs. It works with telephone consoles, alarm displays, measurement devices, recording and test equipment, a

Digit-Eyes

Digit-Eyes is a bar code reading program and a voice output bar code reading program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to scan bar codes and hear the names of the items in four ways. First, the user can record his/her own audio labels by visiting the Digit-Eyes website, printing quick-response (QR) barcode labels, applying the labels to calendar dates or other items, and recording messages t

Digit-Eyes Lite

Digit-Eyes Lite is a bar code reading program and a voice output bar code reading program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program allows a person to use their Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to read Digit-Eyes quick-response (QR) text bar code labels and standard QR bar code labels. The user points the camera at the item he/she wants to scan, taps the “Scan” button, the application, or app, will display the text of the label on the device’s screen and the A

E Z Fill Liquid Alarm

The E Z Fill Liquid Alarm is an audible liquid level indicator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This liquid indicator alarm is intended to prevent overflow mishaps while pouring liquids into a cup or other container. This device attaches over the lip of a cup and extends down on the inside and outside of the cup. Once the liquid reaches 1 inch from the top of the container, the device emits a buzzing sound that alerts the user to stop pouring. POWER: Uses three 1

Enhanced Note Teller 2

The Enhanced Note Teller 2 is a portable vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are deaf-blind. Like the Note Teller 2 (see separate entry), the Enhanced Note Teller 2 can identify U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats, but instead of speech output the Enhanced Note Teller 2 uses vibration codes to indicate different denominations of currency. Operating instructions in print, braille, and on tape are included. POWER: Uses one 9-vol

Eye 21

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a visual assistance system similar to sonar technology that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to be aware of their surroundings through the use of sound. Developed by the engineers from the Research Center for Graphic Technologies at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the EYE 21 consists of a pair of sunglasses with two built-in micro-video cameras, a computer, and a pair of headphones. The cameras analyze

Eye Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of cane that only uses light and ultrasonic sensors to guide individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye Stick reinvents the traditional cane. It consists of just a handle that is comparable in size to a flashlight. The Eye Stick uses light rays and ultrasonic sensors to identify obstacles and determine distances to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to navigate their surroundings safely as they would with a cane. T

Eye-Scan Low Vision

The Eye-Scan Low Vision is a voice output reading machine and video magnifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Eye-Scan Low Vision scans text or numbers or numbers on paper placed on its flatbed scanner, reads the text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology, and speaks the text aloud. The unit starts reading the document within 10 to 12 seconds in a clear female or male voice. The volume is adjustable using a control wheel on the base of the unit. The

Eyenote

EyeNote is a voice output and vibrating money identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application image recognition technology and a device's integrated camera to recognize bank notes and communicate their value to the user either verbally or through audible pulses. All current circulating Federal Reserve notes (U.S. paper currency) from 1996 forward can be recognized by the app, including $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. In Spoken

Eyering

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype device to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision to identify objects and read text. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a camera-equipped ring, EyeRing, that can identify objects and read text, transmitting the information to the user audibly. The EyeRing is a finger-worn device that the user points at an object, takes a photo, and hear voice feedback describing the object that the ring is f

Finger Reader

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a combination finger reader with a wireless speaker using Bluetooth technology for individuals who are blind or have low vision for shopping at grocery stores and other retail establishments. The Finger Reader has two components, a finger-worn device and Bluetooth headset. The reader scans a product bar code and/or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and then communicates information about the product audibly through the Bluetooth

Franklin Money Identifier

The Franklin Money Identifier is a voice output paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This machine identifies a U.S. paper bill from any angle or position above the bill. The user holds the device approximately five inches above the bill, and it can identify all current and recent U.S. bills, up to $100. Verbal results are announced in either English or Spanish through the built-in speaker or earbuds. The device comes with earbuds, a lanyard, a

Huevue

HueVue is a color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user takes a picture with the device’s camera or chooses a picture from the device’s library, touches the image and the app will tell the user the image’s color names and detailed color information. Other features include: save and organize favorite colors and swatches, colors list s

I.d. Mate Quest

The i.d. mate Quest is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This portable talking bar code scanner provides voice identification of an item by scanning the item's bar code or Universal Product Code (UPC) label. It has a cyclone scanner that can read bar codes without exact positioning. As the user rotates the scanner around the product, it identifies the product and reads the product description aloud in a natural-sounding, synthesized

Ibill Talking Banknote Identifier

The Ibill Talking Banknote Identifier is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or who have low vision. This device recognizes all U.S. bills in circulation with 99.9 percent accuracy. A female voice announces currency denominations in three different volumes. The device can also be set to deliver a pattern of beeps or vibration feedback to let hard of hearing users know what currency he or she is holding. Other features in

Ila Music Alert Liquid Indicator

The ILA Music Alert Liquid Indicator is an audible liquid level indicator designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device attaches with a hook over the lip of a cup and extends down on the inside and outside of the cup. Designed to prevent liquid overflow, this device emits a musical tune once the liquid reaches 1 inch or 25 millimeters from the top of the cup, alerting the user to stop pouring. The unit comes with two spare batteries. POWER: Uses two 357 A batterie

Ispectrum Color Blind Assistant

iSpectrum Color Blind Assistant is a color identification program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This application (or app) allows a person who is colorblind to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a visual aid. The user takes a picture with the device’s camera or chooses an existing picture from the device’s photo albums, touches the image and the app will speak the color of that area of the the image. The app can identify over 500 individually verified colors and the

Knfbreader Mobile

The knfbReader Mobile is a cell phone, optical character recognition device, and voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user takes a photo of the text to be read with the built-in cell phone camera, and the text is read aloud. An automatic viewfinder tells the user whether the entire document is in the photo. While the text is being read, the device can display the text on the phone’s built-in screen and highlight each word as it is spo

Lechal Shoe Insoles

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a shoe insole that vibrates to be used by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The insole vibrates to alert users when they’re supposed to make a turn, acting like a real-time GPS device for their feet. The insole will provide subtle feedback about where a user is going and in what direction. Can be used in conjunction with eye free interface application to further aid in directions.

Light Detector

Light Detector is a light detection program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This application (or app) allows a person to use their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to detect light sources. Light Detector transforms natural or artificial light sources it encounters into sounds. The user launches the app, points the device’s camera towards a direction, and the app will produce a higher or lower sound depending on the intensity of the light. Light Detector can be u

Light Stick

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a modified white cane for users who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick is a white cane and voice output reading machine and money identifier for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Light Stick has an obstacle sensor at the end of the cane section to alert the user of obstacles ahead. The modular handgrip detaches from the cane, and it can serve as a voice output scanner that can read written text aloud to the use

Liquid Level Indicator (Models 1004, 1005 & 1006)

Audible liquid level indicator. Two small electrodes which act as liquid sensors. Speaker produces tone when liquid reaches electrodes. Powered by internal battery. Approximately the size of a penlight flashlight. Must be used with Audicator Model 1001. Short model 4 inches long for household use. Long model 30 cm long for laboratory use. Fixed model for laboratory use.

Looktel Money Reader

The United States Treasury was careful to mint each coin with a unique size and edge. This way the value of each coin can be determined just by touch. Unfortunately, with paper money this is not the case. Before the iPhone, the visually impaired would have to rely on a sighted person to tell them the denomination of each paper bill, then they would employ a special fold or other tactile technique to remember. This is no longer necessary thanks to an application called LookTel Money Reader. Using

Lumitest

The LumiTest is a light probe designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device emits a tone that increases in pitch as light is approached, and when it is in direct contact with materials, lighter colors are indicated by a higher-pitched tone. It can be used to tell whether lights are on, to locate a light source in a room, to tell whether an LED is solid or flashing, to determine whether a page has print on it, or to find the blank space on a letter to write a signa

Miniguide

Miniguide is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind, deaf blind, or have low vision. This ultrasonic device detects obstacles from 1.5 to 26 feet away to augment information from other mobility aids, such as a cane or dog guide. Two sensors covered by mesh at the front of the unit send and receive the echo-location signals. A durable plastic casing covers the rest of the unit. The aid vibrates to indicate the distance to objects; the faster

Miniguide Us (Models 1-07006-00 & 1-07007-00)

Miniguide US is a vibrating and audible electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind or have low vision. This hand-held electronic travel device uses ultrasound to detect objects, and gives tactual or auditory feedback by vibrating or chirping more rapidly as the user approaches an object. The device can help a blind person avoid obstacles and overhangs, locate landmarks or items such as mailboxes or trash cans, and find open paths through crowds at a range

Mobile Color Recognizer And Light Detector

The Mobile Color Recognizer and Light Detector (MCR) is a light detection and color identification program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software works with Mobile Speak and Mobile Accessibility cell phone display readers (see separate entries) to enable a camera phone to function as a color identifier and light detector. It works with almost all Symbian series 60 phones. With this software, the phone can be used to determine the color (or different color

Money Talks Money Identifier For The Blind (Model 703550)

The Money Talks Money Identifier for the Blind, model 703550, is a voice ouput paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This handheld unit announces denominations of both old and new style U.S. currency, from $1 through $100, as well as identifying the front and back of the bills. To operate, the user presses a button to switch the unit on, slides the money into a slot on the front, and touches the button labelled "M." The denomination is announced

Nfb Light Sensor (Model Aig20S)

The NFB Light Sensor, model AIG20S, is a light probe designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. The NFB Light Sensor is a palm-sized unit. When a button is pressed, the sensor buzzes if it senses light. A higher pitch indicates more light. POWER: Uses two triple-A batteries (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 1 x 1 inch.

Note Teller 2

The Note Teller 2 is a portable voice output paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Note Teller 2 reads U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats in either English or Spanish. Note Teller 2 uses state-of-the-art optical sensing and imaging technology to scan and read in any orientation, turning itself on and off automatically as notes are read. It features adjustable volume and headphone jacks (headphone not included).

Orcam

The OrCam is voice output navigation and orientation aid with voice input controls, optical character recognition (OCR) reading device, and voice output paper money identifier for people who are blind or have low vision and people with reading or memory disabilities. The OrCam consists of a small camera that can be attached to any standard pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, a small but powerful computer that can be clipped to a belt or put into a pocket, and a bone conductive earpiece. The camera

Powertel 601

The PowerTel 601 is a visual and vibrating telephone signal designed to alert people who are blind, hard of hearing or have low vision that the telephone is ringing. The PowerTel 601 is worn like a bracelet or wrist watch. This wireless device vibrates and an LED indicator flashes when a call is received. The unit is water resistant, has “low battery” and “out of range” indicator lights, and can be used for up to 50 hours in standby mode without recharging. When used as part of the PowerTel 68

Powertel 680

The PowerTel 680 is an amplified, hearing aid compatible, large button corded and cordless telephone with speakerphone, answering machine and visual and vibrating telephone signal designed for use by individuals who have low vision or are hard of hearing. It includes a base with corded handset, cordless handset and charging base for the cordless handset. Both handsets amplify incoming sound up to 50 decibels (dB), and the base offers five adjustable ringer levels up to 90 dB and nine ringtones.

Rainbow Color Reader (Model Mk2)

The Rainbow Color Reader, model Mk2, is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device identifies red, orange, yellow, gold, green, blue-green, blue, purple, pink, white, black, gray, brown, beige as well as light and dark. In combination, the device can identify 38 colors. To use, an individual firmly places an article flat against the plastic window at the end of the Rainbow Color Reader and then presses the button on the top. When held up to a

Ray

The RAY is a cellular phone configured for use by people who are blind or have low vision. The RAY is a fully functional Huawei Vision smartphone with an Android operating system that has been modified to simplify navigation through the phone's functions and applications (apps) and to provide voice input for certain functions and apps as well as voice output for all screen content using text-to-speech technology. In addition to basic smartphone capabilities such as calling, text messaging, calen

Responder

Responder is a voice output monitoring system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system integrates machine vision and speech technologies to provide an automated monitoring and event notification system for workplace and industrial installations, enabling employees who are blind or visually impaired to work in security and monitoring environments. The system continuously watches electronic equipment, such as alarm panels, and provides notification via recorded

Reveal Color

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a tactile system that allows individuals who are blind or have low vision to learn to sense colors through touch. Understanding the concept of color can be challenging for individuals with visual disabilities. The Reveal project aims to utilize a tactile system of simple shapes that can be easily learned by anyone for application in everyday life. Using tactile flashcards and posters as well as an audio application (or app) for smartphon

Scan Gospeech (Model Sc100)

Scan GoSpeech, model SC100, is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who have speech, communication, or neurological disabilities. This bar code scanner based portable speech synthesizer can be used by those who cannot read or speak for grocery shopping or for identifying items around the house or office. It has an unlimited vocabulary using DECtalk speech with a choice of nine male or female voices. For use in the household or office

Scanacan Plus Deluxe, Scanacan For Windows Deluxe, Scanacan Professional Deluxe, & Scanacan Professional Elite (Models Sw28003, Sw28005, Sw28006, & Sw28008)

Scanacan Plus Deluxe, Scanacan for Windows Deluxe, Scanacan Professional Deluxe, and Scanacan Professional Elite are voice output bar code reader systems designed for persons who are blind or have low vision. All four systems come with databases of 84,000 grocery and 62,000 hardware items, and if a bar-coded item is in one of these databases the user can identify it simply by passing a bar code scanner within a short distance of the item's bar code. Users can create new databases with entries fo

Scantell

ScanTell is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system identifies and speaks the names of bar-coded products, including retail products and personal items that have been bar coded at home. Bar code labels on work, personal, or retail items are input via a bar code scanner. The items are then located in a cross-referenced, relational database, and the description of each successfully identified item is output using voice synthesize

Scriptalk

ScripTalk is a voice output medication label reader designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. It is a portable, handheld electronic device that reads the information contained in the memory of a RFID microchip embedded within the paper label of a pill bottle and speaks that information aloud for the user. ScripTalk is part of a larger system that includes a pharmacy label printer/programmer. When the user of a ScripTalk reader submits a prescription to a pharmacy, the pharmac

See

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a wearable device to help individuals who are blind or have low vision to get information on products while shopping. The See is consists of a bracelet and a pair of ear buds. The bracelet contains a camera and software that allows users to scan bar codes by holding a product adjacent to the wrist. The bracelet scans the bar code with the camera, obtains information on the product, and relays that information as audio to the ear buds wi

Smart Cane

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a “Smart Cane” that can read and interpret electronic navigation tags installed between buildings to aid a person who is blind or with low-vision navigate toward his or her destination with greater ease. Designed by an engineering professor and five students at Central Michigan University, The Smart Cane uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFI) technology similar to what retailers use to protect products from theft. The Smart Cane conta

Sonification Prototype

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a sonification prototype designed to help users that are blind or have low vision. Designed as a sound guide that gives information on the user’s environment as a complement to the classic cane or guide dog. Consists of a stereo vision processor mounted on an eyeglasses-type frame that measures the difference of images captured by two cameras that are placed slightly apart and calculates the distance to each point in the scene. Then, it transmits the

Streamlight Rechargeable Flashlight (Model Sl-20X)

The Streamlight Rechargeable Flashlight, model SL-20X, is a low vision light designed for use as night vision aids by individuals with low vision, including night blindness. This high-intensity, rechargeable professional flashlight has a 10 watt tungsten filament halogen lamp with a peak beam intensity of up to 30,000 pre-focused Candela, 200 lumens. POWER: Uses 6 volt, 2.4 amp-hour, 1/2 D nickel cadmium rechargeable battery. DIMENSIONS: 13 inches long. WEIGHT: 1.9 pounds. COLOR: Black.

Tacit

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a haptic device to assist individuals who are blind or low vision to determine the proximity of objects in complex environments. Created by Steve Hoefer, Tacit is a wrist-mounted device that uses ultrasonic sensors positioned at the front of the device to measure distances from one inch to 10 feet and provide tactile feedback through motorized rubber pads at the rear of the device, which apply increasing amounts of pressure on the wrists

Tactile 2-Pound Scale

The Tactile two pound scale, model ## 1590, is a raised dot scale designed for indiviuals who are blind or have low vision. The scale can be used for weighing foods or for postage and other purposes. There is a double dot every four ounces and single dots at every ounce in between. It is accurate up to two pounds and the zero adjust allows for the use of a container when weighing. WARRANTY: Stock items carry a 30 day guarantee.

Talking Colortest 2000 Memo

The Talking ColorTest 2000 Memo is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user places the sensor on the surface of an object to hear the name of its color announced. The user may choose to hear Universal color names (like blue, red, yellow), Common color names (like slate grey, bright mustard, coffee brown), or both. In addition, the color models HSL (Hue- Saturation-Luminosity) and RGB (Red-Green-Blue) may be analyzed to give an even more detail

Talking Colour Detector

The Talking Colour Detector is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The user holds the front of the unit against a surface (paper, cloth, wood, or plastic), and the color name is spoken. The device has three user-selectable volume levels. A clip-on cover protects the sensors when the device is carried in a pocket; the cover clips onto the back of the case when the device is being used. The case has been ergonomically designed for both right- and le

Talking Counter

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Talking coin sorter to assist blind vending route operators with money management. Describes adaptation of a Brandt Model 963 Microsort Coin Counter using a Digital Pathways SLC-II microcomputer and a program developed by the Business Enterprises Program, Minnesota State Services for the Blind as an interface to allow a blind operator to obtain a spoken message giving the sum total counted and the sum for each denomination coin. COMMENTS: For informati

Talking Counter (Model 1065)

The Talking Counter, model 1065, is a voice output counter designed to count coins for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Operates on electrical impulse or independent circuit or switch. Connects to different machines to count number of items being generated or can be hand or foot operated. Digital readout available.

Talking Labquest

The Talking LabQuest is a voice output module for scientific data sensors designed to allow people who are blind or low vision to use scientific instruments in a laboratory setting to collect data while conducting experiments. The Talking LabQuest is a handheld device that is compatible with over 70 electronic sensors (not included) that take physical, biological, and chemical measurements. The Talking LabQuest is intended to allow students who are blind or have low vision to participate in labo

Talking Rx

Talking Rx is a voice output medication label reader and reminder device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system is a 50-second digital recording device that fits on the bottom of a perscription bottle. 12-, 13-, or 16-dram prescription bottle. A doctor or pharmacist records prescription information and instructions into Talking Rx, and the user can then hear the recorded information and instructions by pushing a small red button. The device produces clear,

Tec Light Alert

The TEC Light Alert is a telephone signal indicator designed to provide visual signaling to persons with hearing disabilities. A telephone and lamp are plugged into the Light Alert and when the phone rings, the lamp will flash. The unit requires a dual modular adapter and modular phone line (not included). For indoor use only. COLOR: Ivory.

Tec Strobe Inline Phone Alert

The TEC Strobe In-Line Phone Alert is a line powered telephone signal indicator that provides a visual signal for persons with hearing disabilities. The device has a strobe light that flashes when the telephone rings (7000 candlepower flashes). This device can be used with any modular telephone. DIMENSIONS: 5.5 x 8 x 2.5 inches. COLOR: Woodgrain and Almond.

Tel-Money

Tel-Money is a voice output paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It reads U.S. currency in denominations from 1 to 100 dollars. The user slides the currency into the money identifier, then presses a button, and the unit reads the bill's denomination. Features include volume control and an automatic shut-off switch. Instructions on audiotape are included. POWER: Uses one 9-volt battery (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.5 x 5 x 3 inches.

Telephone Alerts

Telephone Alerts is a telephone signal indicator for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The unit is a modular telephone extension that alerts individuals to the ringing of the telephone. It is available in a variety of signaling modes including chime, bell, warble and incandescent lamp.

Telephone Ringer And Flasher

The Telephone Ringer and Flasher is a telephone signal indicator designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. The device is activated when the connected telephone rings and it features a strobe flasher and a two-tone buzzer that delivers a low-pitched warble. The strobe and the buzzer may each be used individually or in combination.

Telephone Sensor (Model 1031)

Monitors telephone lights, other light panels, LEDs. Unit triggers automatically when probe is pointed directly at a light. Set device to respond to individual light conditions with easy screwdriver adjustment. Presence of a tone and its pitch provide user information. Screwdriver adjusted volume control. Long life alkaline battery included. Nicad rechargeable battery may be used with external charger. Earloop earphone for $2.50.

Telephone Sensor (Model 1033)

The Telephone Sensor, model 1033, is a light probe designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Activated by a switch in the hand-held probe, the sensor responds by emitting a tone when pointed at the light panel. Lights are read on a multi-line telephone. Lights that pulse for a ringing or on-hold line are distinguishable from the steady 'on' of a line in use. Features include volume control. The sensor does not read liquid crystal displays. POWER: Requires 9V long-life al

Telestrobe

The Telestrobe is a telephone signal indicator designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. The device is activated when the connected telephone rings and it then emits a high-intensity flashing light. The unit features a three- dimensional faceplate labeled with the word "PHONE." The peak candlepower is 70,000. The unit is available as a telephone connection only or as an electrical plug/phone connection. WARRANTY: Three-year warranty.

Telstrobe

The TelStrobe is a unit that flashes to signify that the telephone is ringing for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The strobe has a peak candlepower of 70,000 and emits a high intensity flashing light when the telephone rings. It is also ideal for high ambient noise environments; quiet zones in hospitals and libraries.

Ubg Ultra Body Guard

The UBG Ultra Body Guard is a vibrating and voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. This device detects obstacles at head and upper body level and provides users with tactile or spoken warnings. It also has a compass function to help users orient themselves. It is approximately the size and shape of a cigarette case. WEIGHT: 150 grams.

Ultracane

The UltraCane is a vibrating electronic mobility aid and obstacle detector designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed to help users move around more safely, confidently and effectively, this cane has the shape of a long white cane with a collapsible shaft and a contoured handle, and uses ultrasonic echoes to detect obstacles ahead of the user, including obstacles in the user's path and at head level. It converts this information into vibrating buttons in the handl

Vindicator

Vindicator is a light probe signal system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who are deaf or hard of hearing. This system is primarily used to make electronic equipment accessible to employees with sensory disabilities, enabling them to work independently in switchboard, security, and other technical and service-oriented environments. It uses optical and electrical sensors to automatically detect signals in security monitoring and other equipment, and provides c

Virtual Cane

-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a handheld device that uses sonar-type technology to create a virtual white cane that allows users who are blind or with low vision navigate within their environment. The Virtual Cane is a handheld device that uses a type of sonar to recognize physical objects up to 10 meters (39 feet) from the user. When pointed at an object, it emits invisible focused sound waves and determines how far away the object is. The information is then relayed

Visually Impaired Assistant (Via)

-------- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an electronic obstacle detector and navigation aid for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Visually Impaired Assistant (VIA) is a pair of devices worn on the hands that use video motion detection technology combined with 4 mini cameras to detect obstacles as a person walks. It is intended to be used in place of a white cane. As the one of the VIA devices detects obstacles, it vibrates to warn the user to turn away from

Voice Brief Text-To-Speech App

Voice Brief is a useful app for anyone, but for the vision impaired it is particularly helpful. With the touch of a button, Voice Brief reads a user's email, Twitter feed, weather, stock prices, RSS and Facebook feeds. This time-saving app is fully configurable and works efficiently. The voices are natural and clear. POWER: Apple Devices. WARRANTY/GUARANTEE: As stated by the manufacturer.

Voiceye

VOICEYE is a voice output bar code reading program and video magnification program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This application (or "app") allows a person to use an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad or any Android device to read data from VOICEYE bar codes and to magnify text and other printed content. VOICEYE bar codes contain up to two pages of text, and when the user reads the bar code with the device

Voiceye Maker For Ms-Word

VOICEYE Maker for MS-Word is a voice output bar code creation program designed for use by people who are blind or have low vision and individuals with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. This plug-in for Microsoft Word (not included) can create a graphic code that is added to the upper right corner of a Word document. This code can be read by the VOICEYE app for iPhone or Android (see separate entry), and it will read the text of the document aloud using Apple Voiceover (see separate entry)

Voiceye Mate

The VOICEYE Mate is a voice output bar code reader, color identifier and a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals with blindness, low vision, dyslexia or other reading disabilities. This unit reads digital books aloud in a human-sounding voice. The VOICEYE Mate can read data from VOICEYE bar codes on printed content with its scanner. VOICEYE bar codes contain up to two pages of text, and when the user reads the bar code with the device's camera, the device will display the d

Voila Voiced Labels Recognizer

The Voila Voiced Labels Recognizer is a voice output bar code reader labeling system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system consists of reusable labels that can be attached to objects, and a pen-shaped device that reads the special customized code on the labels and plays back recorded messages. The labels have an adhesive backing for affixing to objects, and can also be sewn or taped to objects or simply hung from them. The labels have a raised shape which a

Whirlpool Duet Dryer

The Whirlpool Duet Dryer is a standard clothing dryer that features 10 different drying cycles. The Duet line is also useful to those with low vision or blindness as the setting controls allow for easy-to-feel differences and selection for each cycle. The "Up and Down" buttons facilitate changes in the cycles' default settings and the machine outputs patterns of descending tones which allow the verification of a specific choice by sound.

Wicab Brainport

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: The Wicab BrainPort prototype is designed to assist individuals who are blind or have extremely low vision. The BrainPort device takes information gathered from a small digital camera in a pair of glasses and sends it to a “lollipop” electrode array that sits on the users tongue. The camera then transmits the light information to a small base unit about the size of a cell phone. The base unit then converts the light information into electrical impulses (this rep

Wide Angle Mobility Light

The Wide Angle Mobility Light is a low vision light designed for use as a night vision aid by individuals with low vision. This hand-held high intensity wide angle beam lantern is designed primarily for use as a night travel aid by individuals with constriction of the visual field and night blindness. The light comes with a shoulder strap to allow the light to be carried at waist height, leaving the hands free. POWER: Includes an AC recharger. Intensity of the beam is 1400 candle power. WEIGHT:

X-10 Phone Module

The X-10 Phone Module is a telephone signal indicator designed to provide visual signaling to persons with hearing disabilities. The module directly connects to an existing phone line. A lamp, which is plugged into the module, will flash when the phone rings. The X-10 Phone Module can also be used as a pager.

 
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