Tag Archive for "Innovation" tag

Summer 2013 Appearances

July 4th, 2013 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Summer 2013 Appearances

Haven’t had much to say in this space lately, since the book is out and promotion has slowed a bit. I have to say, for the most part feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m particularly gratified by the kind words of one reader, who assured me that I “absolutely nailed what it’s like for parents […]

Toronto Accessibility Meetup May 29

May 23rd, 2013 by Kel Smith | 2 comments

For those of you in the Toronto area, I’ll be doing a “Digital Outcasts” session on Wednesday May 29 at 7:00 PM. The fine folks of Toronto Accessibility and Inclusive Design will be holding the meetup, with the fine folks at Devlin providing the venue. I’ll be raffling off free copies of the book as […]

Digital Outcasts at SXSW Interactive

March 2nd, 2013 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Digital Outcasts at SXSW Interactive

If you’re one of approximately 25,000 interactive professionals who annually descend upon Austin for SXSW, this year I’ll be joining you. The session takes place on Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 PM and is located at the Austin Convention Center. My presentation will explore “bootstrapping” topics related to the book, as well as a few […]

The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring

June 5th, 2012 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring

For all the wonderful technology that’s out there, much of it is inaccessible from the standpoint of cost, availability or awareness. How do we best utilize mobile apps and personal devices to improve health outcomes for the homebound patient?

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.

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.

Digital Outcasts and Food Deserts

April 7th, 2012 by Kel Smith | 3 comments

A food desert is a term given to any part of the industrialized world where healthy, affordable food is difficult for consumers to obtain. New technologies combined with community involvement may one day solve a growing health problem.