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Bem Wireless Speaker

Bem Wireless Speaker

Need a small wireless speaker for you device?? The bēm wireless Speaker Band let’s you hear what you want, when and where you want, without the old limits of space, time (pair & play in moments). Rich, precision-tuned…kinda hard to believe, for something so conveniently connected, via Bluetooth, with your smart phone, iPod®, tablet, etc.
Source: Buy Wireless Speakers | Bem Wireless
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Google | Smart Contact Lens


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contact lens on the end of a finger

Google Smart Contact Lens

Google announced on Tuesday a partnership with the European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens with the potential to monitor the wearer’s blood sugar levels.
Source: Novartis Joins With Google to Develop Contact Lens That Monitors Blood Sugar - NYTimes.com
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Control Your Mac With Your Voice


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You once needed expensive software and a lesson in patience to control your Mac with your voice, but now you can do it with little more than Apple’s latest free upgrade to Mac OS X.Over 50 editing and formatting commands were added to the voice dictation feature in Yosemite, and in addition to real-time dictation, dictated text can be selected, formatted, and even copied and pasted.
Source: Control Your Mac With Voice Commands
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TeachMate365 – The AutisMate School Edition


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AutisMate

TeachMate365 is the only mobile-based education platform that allows your team to customize visual supports to meet the needs of your special education students. With TeachMate365, your team can help their students reach their IEP goals, excel on the Alternate Assessment and promote understanding of complex academic concepts.
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Spinergy ZX-1 Power Add-On


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Extend your freedom with the Spinergy ZX-1 Power Add-On offering lifestyle enhancing mobility. The ZX-1's modern, lightweight design is highly maneuverable, easy to operate and is packed with features allowing you to engage in more day-to-day activities with style!
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Ergonomic Principles | Modifications for Working Professionals


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Steve Brink, Rehabilitation Engineer, NCDHHS,  NCDVRS

Steve Brink, Rehabilitation Engineer, NCDHHS, NCDVRS

The instructor will utilize ergonomic principles and share the solutions he designed through case studies of five individuals that continue to contribute in the workplace despite their personal challenges. Each participant will have an opportunity to experience this engineer’s rationale for addressing complex user needs. Participants will be offered video and picture-based examples of these workstation modifications and computer access tools.
Source: Modifications for Working Professionals | Rehabilitation Engineering
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LAMP Training Highlights Local Clients at NCATP


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LAMP Training in December

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Extended Course: Highlighting Local Clients At North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, Raleigh, NC Part 1: 12/17/14 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Part 2: 12/18/14 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 0.8 ASHA CEUsFee: $125 LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.
Source: Find a LAMP Training - The Center for AAC and Autism
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Microsoft Technology for the Visually Impaired


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Bone Conduction Headphones

Microsoft Technology for the Visually Impaired See how new technology from Microsoft, charity Guide Dogs UK, and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult can help people with sight loss navigate cities like never before. Narrated by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana.
Source: Microsoft Technology Aims to Assist the Visually Impaired
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Neo Smartpen N2


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The NEO Smartpen is currently under production and not available to the general public. Follow the blog at  http://www.neosmartpen.com/blog   for updates on a public release of this product.
  • Bluetooth version 4.0
  • 2.3 days for normal usage
  • ~ 1000 pages of storage
  • 90 MB NAND flash memory
  • auto on/off
  • ARM 9 dual core processor
     
Source: Neo Smartpen N2 
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ReWalk exoskeleton allows wounded warrior to walk in Bronze Star


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Marine Capt. Derek Herrera receiving Bronze Star

Marine Capt. Derek Herrera receiving Bronze Star

Marine Capt. Derek Herrera was wounded in Afghanistan, a bullet leaving him paralyzed, but with the help of a robotic device never before used by an American, on Friday he was actually able to stand tall to receive the Bronze Star. Moving forward is literally what he's doing. He just needs a little help from the Rewalk exoskeleton, an FDA-approved, $70,000 wearable robotic device that powers Herrera's hip and knee motion. It allows Herrera to walk on his own. He's the first American to own one and now the first paralyzed service member to stand and walk as he receives his Bronze Star with valor. "Being able to stand and receive this award will just kind of be a symbol and show others that I'm not out of the fight," For more information for the ReWalk device go to: http://www.rewalk.com Source: Robotic device allows wounded warrior to walk in Bronze Star 
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