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A wearable that allows a deaf person to feel music
The Sound Shirt jacket allows a deaf person to feel vocals or instrumentals on their skin. Live music is translated into data in real-time and then communicated to the wearer via sensors embedded in the fabric of the garment. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/deaf-twins-feel-music-thanks-to-haptic-jackets
13th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(6 vote(s), average 4.5 out of 5)
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Paralysed man moves in mind-controlled suit
A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit. The 65kg of sophisticated robotics is not completely restoring function. However, it is a marked advance on similar approaches that allow people to control a single limb with their thoughts. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49907356
5th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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A smart cane that helps blind people see
This innovative cane includes a built-in speakers, voice assistance, Google Maps, a Bluetooth system that makes syncing to other devices possible, and high-end sensors that alert the user through vibrations when above chest level obstacles are within proximity?something a regular cane cannot provide. https://wewalk.io/
19th September 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(7 vote(s), average 4.7 out of 5)
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Helping the blind to appreciate art
The Madonna del Prato (Madonna of the Meadow), formally Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist, is a 1506 painting by Raphael, now held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Next to it is a 3D relief of the painting so it can be appreciated by someone who is blind.
6th July 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(1 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Converting brain signals into speech voted top idea at Ashurst Boardroom Lunch
Three ideas from IdeaSpies were presented by Jack Digby Lawyer at the Ashurst June 2019 Boardroom Lunch addressed by David Thodey AO. The idea receiving the most votes from directors was to convert brain signals into speech. This idea now goes to the final at the December Boardroom Lunch to select the top idea for the year. https://www.ideaspies.com/brain-decoder-that-turns-brain-signals-into-speech/.
4th June 2019 by IdeaSpies 2 Comments
(1 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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A theatre company that unites people
Midnight Feast is a bold initiative that enables artists who experience significant physical and intellectual challenges to participate in the performing arts. They celebrate abilities not limitations. Their goal is to enable talented performers?to reach their full potential as people and artists; participating and performing alongside their able bodied colleagues to audiences all around Australia. www.midnightfeast.com.au/
29th May 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(1 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)