Nous™ is a wearable device for people with severe physical disabilities, giving them access to a switch controlled by their own blinks.
With software to map to each individual's own 'blink style', Nous discards all other motions, enabling communication and control from the individual's perspective.
Nous™ was developed by Thought Wired, a New Zealand based collective aiming to "to make the world accessible to everyone".
Here's to that, Nous, and their next release.
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Sports tech startup, Form, has just released the first-ever augmented reality (AR)-enabled swim goggles, introducing seamless fitness tracking to the pool. Developed in partnership with Olympic swimmers, the goggles can reach a depth of up to 32 feet. Attached to the side of one lens, Form?s computer sits embedded in a small black box, enabling swimmers to display performance metrics in real-time such as total distance, stroke count, total calories and split time. Using accelerometer data, the goggles? onboard processor can even detect stroke types, additionally noting when swimmers turn around or take a break.