Archive for May, 2012

Mind-Controlled Video Games

May 30th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Mind-Controlled Video Games

Timothy Hay of the Wall Street Journal yesterday released a great piece on the emerging prevalence of mind-controlled video games.

“Digital Outcasts” in the News

May 26th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on “Digital Outcasts” in the News

Nice writeup by Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman on technology needs of the disabled. The book got a nice mention.

Kinetix Academy Begins at Lakeside Center for Autism

May 20th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Kinetix Academy Begins at Lakeside Center for Autism

A great new development is the creation of Kinetix Academy, the result of LCA winning the “Innovation in Issaquah” award for their use of the Kinect in therapy.

Using the Kinect for Children with Behavioral Disorders

May 9th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Using the Kinect for Children with Behavioral Disorders

An automated system that keeps watch over children could spot the telltale signs of autism and lead to earlier diagnoses, according to an article in New Scientist.

The Blind Reinvent the iPhone

May 3rd, 2012 by Kel Smith | 1 comment

Nice piece in The Atlantic on how blind people have embraced the iPhone, a device that offers surprising accessibility features despite its flat screen and visual interface.

Comedy Routine Gives Voice to Man Without Speech

May 2nd, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Comedy Routine Gives Voice to Man Without Speech

Lee Ridley, born with cerebral palsy and unable to speak since birth, transforms himself as a working stand-up comedian at London’s Soho Theatre thanks to new technology.