MIDI-Controlled Drumming Machine

Polyend has created and developed PERC - a MIDI-controlled mechanical device that plays acoustic percussive instruments.
PERC is velocity sensitive and easily reaches over 1200 BPM. It is
designed both to play by itself or to accompany the drummer on the
same drum kit. You can control it using any hardware or software
sequencer. MIDI DIN, USB and CV ports are configured to provide
practical, plug-and-play use
PERC is built to endure the most physically demanding usage.
Machined aluminum enclosure, wooden beater, unprecedented attention
to every detail and world-class components have enabled us to produce
a device that guarantees seamless and stable operation.
Midi-Controlled Drum

Midi-Controlled Drum

The PERC Kits include PERC Controller, PERC Balls, dedicated mounts and cables. PERC Controller is capable of operating up to three PERC
Source: Polyend
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Smyle Mouse | Hands-free Mouse Control

Head and face tracking mouse software for controlling a Windows computer using a webcam. Patent pending technology designed for people with motor impairments due to spinal cord or brain injury, paralysis, carpal tunnel, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's or ALS. No hands, voice, or mouse required!

Hands-free Mouse Control

  • Point, Click (Left/Right, Double)
  • Drag,
  • Scroll

Pixel perfect precision

  • Responsive and smooth
  • As Easy as a Smile Simple and gentle gestures
  • No stickers on the face

Easy 10-second calibration

  • Accessory Free
  • No additional cameras required
  • No switches,
  • Sip-n-Puff, etc.
  • No power cords or wires to mess with

Be Where You Want Use it at your desk or chair

  • Use it in your bed or anywhere
  • Use it outside your house,
  • Use it without a mouse
  Source: Smyle Mouse
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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | iPad Musical Creativity Apps

At the OTA / EncycloMedia 2016 Conference in Oklahoma City, keynote speaker Shannon M. Miller (@shannonmmiller) shared a wealth of apps, websites, and project ideas in her breakout session, “Igniting Innovation and Creativity in Our Makerspaces With Digital Tools and Apps.”

“MusiQuest – Music & Beat Maker.”

Music Quest App on iPhone

Music Quest on iPhone

Make Beats Easily
  • Simply draw notes to build drum patterns, basslines, melodies, and more.
  • Sing your own lyrics or other sounds into the built-in audio recorder.
  • Record Your Own Vocals
  • Create Your Own Samples
  • Make your own samples and use them to play custom beat
The same Denver-based app developer, Edify Technology (@EdifyTechnology) has also published the amazing musical creation app, “Sketch-a-Song Kids.” The tagline of this second app is, “Compose in Color.”
Sketch a Song App Interface

Sketch a Song App

SKETCH YOUR SONG -Create music more easily than ever! Simply tap and drag to create, move, and edit notes. -Build your own ensemble from over 40 free instruments without navigating complicated menus or settings. -Connect visual patterns with sounds using our colorful, intuitive interface. -Hear your song play back in real time as you build it. INNOVATIVE SKETCHPAD SYSTEM -Experience our patent-pending musical system, which takes advantage of time-tested music theory principles to make sure that your music sounds harmonious. -Explore eight different sketchpads and characters, each with their own unique personality and sound. -Add measures to link sketchpads together and create a beautiful backdrop for your masterpiece! INSTRUMENTS -Play all of your favorite instruments like a virtuoso. -Enjoy using high quality samples of over 40 real instruments ranging from rock and pop to orchestral. -Experiment with melodic instruments in five categories: Keyboards, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Voices! -Master drums and percussion instruments from around the world.
Source: Moving at the Speed of Creativity | iPad Musical Creativity Apps
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iPad Apps for Improving Vision | The VisionHelp Blog

Not sure of the origin of this iPad app compilation for vision therapy, but plucked it off the VT-OD list serve via Dr. James Henning.  It is well organized, and hopefully you can make out the print size.  😉 Examples:

Eye-Hand Coordination

Touch the Numbers App Interface

Touch the Numbers

Touch the Numbers App Touch the numbers from 1 to 25 as fast as you can, and become a world record holder! "Touch the Numbers" is a simple game for training your reflexes and peripheral vision.

Visual Discrimination

A unique game which challenges you to combine solid pieces in a gigantic tangram puzzle. You will need to exercise your brain, imagination and
Cross Fingers App Interface

Cross Fingers

- unique for a puzzle game - your reflexes and dexterity to complete all 840 levels! For unlimited replay value, unlock the Arcade Mode, which puts you in the middle of a frenetic machine where the challenge is to survive and beat the top score.  
Source: iPad Apps for Improving Vision | The VisionHelp Blog
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Eye Tracking 101: How Does It Work?

Text to Speech
graphic showing reflection on the cornea

Corneal Reflection

Eye tracking is about where we look, what we look at, how much time we spend looking at it, how our pupils react to different kinds of visual stimulation and when we blink. Put most simply, eye tracking refers to the measurement of eye activity. More specifically, eye tracking implies the recording of eye position (point of gaze) and movement on a 2D screen or in 3D environments based on the optical tracking of corneal reflections to assess visual attention. While the idea of eye tracking is quite straightforward, the technology behind it might strike you as rather complex and inscrutable. No need to hit the panic button. The following pages are packed with all the need-to-knows and useful tools to help you get a solid grasp of eye tracking technology and best practices.
Source: Eye Tracking 101: How Does It Work? – Assistive Technology Blog
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OneSwitch.org.uk blog: Switch Accessible Programming

Programming with a switch is not an easy thing. Programming is not easy full stop, but it can be huge fun. Christopher Hillsshows how he's getting into the hobby/profession with iOS switch access and Swift. For PC users, it's possible to use some custom (free) software I can provide and Windows on screen keyboard to do similar things. Using some type of notepad might help too. Some well known game languages include Scratch, Game Maker and Twine. There's a nice list at at ScienceBuddies.org. Additionally, it's possible in theory, to design levels in things like Little Big Planet and Boulder Dash using OneSwitch Pulse that I can also supply.
Source: OneSwitch.org.uk blog: Switch Accessible Programming
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The Easy Push — IntelliWheels

Easy Push Wheelchair

Easy Push Wheelchair

Pushing a standard manual wheelchair can be tough, but with the IntelliWheels Easy Push, pushing instantly becomes twice as easy. The IntelliWheels Easy Push uses simple gears in each wheel  to make it significantly easier to push forwards, backwards, around corners, and over any surface.

No Motors or Batteries

You will never need to recharge your batteries because the IntelliWheels Easy Push uses simple gears to allow you to use less energy to push your wheelchair .

The Perfect Fit

The IntelliWheels Easy Push fits on any foldable wheelchair and in mere minutes you can make your wheelchair twice as easy to push.

Source: The Easy Push — IntelliWheels
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Loopfinder | Induction Loops in Your Area

Loop system schematic

Loop System

Induction loops have been around for decades but have picked up quite a bit in the last 5 years or so. They are one of the best assistive technology solutions available to enhance sound for deaf people in a public setting. The technology involves looping a room with copper wire. When a person speaks into a mic, or makes an announcement, their sound, through the device they are using, is sent to an amplifier. The current that is produced by the amplifier is sent to the loop system, creating a magnetic field that transmits an audio frequency. This current is picked up by the t-coil or telecoil inside a hearing aid, and is translated into audio. Thus, through the induction loop system, audio is entered directly from the source into the person’s ear canal without background noise or other audio interferences nearby. All hearing aids, old or new, have t-coil built into them. There is...a website (and an app), loopfinder.com that will show you all venues in your area that have hearing loop enabled. Loopfinder app Loopfinder results in the Raleigh Area  
Source: loopfinder.com
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Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 | The Self-Lacing Shoe Works

 Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self lacing shoe

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 finally has a release date, with the self-lacing shoes set to become available to buyers in the United States on Nov. 28.The HyperAdapt 1.0 started off as a project to commemorate Back to the Future Day on Oct. 21, 2015, which is the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown landed in through their DeLorean time machine on Back to the Future II.The self-lacing shoes were then revived in March, when Nike unveiled the HyperAdapt 1.0. No price was yet revealed then, with a broad release date of the holiday season this year.
Source: Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 To Go On Sale On Nov. 28: Here Are More Details On How The Self-Lacing Shoe Works : TECH : Tech Times
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KMINA: The World’s First Pain-Free And Stylish Crutches

KMINA Crutch

KMINA Crutch

Surprisingly, something as necessary as crutches have barely evolved over time. Beyond the inclusion of bandages or padded handgrips, no significant changes have been made since ancient Egyptians. KMINA has developed a new crutch concept in order to improve the mobility and quality of life of users. This new crutch reduces pain in hands, wrists and shoulders thanks to a revolutionary design.Aware of the damage caused by traditional crutches and given the clear need for improvement in this field, KMINA has patented a totally revolutionary crutch. It includes a shock absorbing system and a tilted forearm support that properly distributes the weight of the body. Thus, the effort is evenly shared, and both the hand and the wrist reduce the burden by 80%.Acknowledged as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country, Dr. Jaime Usabiaga is part of the project as a Counsel Partner since the beginning.After many years receiving patients who complained about the pain caused in their hands by crutches, he decided to sponsor this entrepreneurial initiative to solve the problem. “I have come across many cases where long term use of crutches has led to wrist and hand injuries, hurting patients in their recovery processes”, Dr. Usabiaga says.
Source: KMINA: The World’s First Pain-Free And Stylish Crutches – Assistive Technology Blog
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