Community design crit - March 13, LipSync sip and puff "mouse"
jhung at ocadu.ca
Mon Mar 12 18:02:37 UTC 2018
For the design crit Tuesday March 13th, Stewart from Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change initiative will be sharing about LipSync, an assistive technology enabling mouse-like interaction via sip and puff.
Please see the attached forwarded email from Stewart for additional details on LipSync.
* LipSync description<http://www.makersmakingchange.com/lipsync/>
* Makers Making Change initiative<http://makersmakingchange.com/> website
The meeting will be from 10:00am to 11:00am ET and will be hosted in the Collaboration room at 205 Richmond Street West (IDRC offices) in Toronto, and online in the Fluid-Standup Vidyo room.
To join us online, visit the fluid_standup<https://conf.inclusivedesign.ca/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=xemU59x8DtnO41eCMtCpCioWaRI> Vidyo web conference room. If you have technical issues related to audio or video, please try Google Chrome to access the conference room.
For more information on the Community design crits, please visit the Design Crit wiki page<https://wiki.fluidproject.org/x/HQC_B>.
Jonathan Hung, Inclusive Designer
Email: jhung at ocadu.ca
Inclusive Design Research Centre
From: community <community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca> on behalf of Stewart Russell <stewartr at neilsquire.ca>
Sent: March 8, 2018 11:57 AM
To: community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca
Subject: [community] intro and LipSync details for upcoming design crit
Hi – I’m Stewart, Regional Coordinator for the Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change initiative, <http://makersmakingchange.com/>. We connect makers to people with disabilities to create affordable open source assistive technologies.
In an upcoming crit, I'll be introducing LipSync <http://www.makersmakingchange.com/lipsync/>, a mouth controlled input device that enables people with little or no hand movement to operate a touchscreen device or computer. Its key features include:
* appears as a USB ( or optionally Bluetooth) mouse, with XY movements controlled by a precision miniature joystick sensor that requires only a very slight pressure on the shaft in order to move the cursor. The mouthpiece is hollow, allowing a person to perform left and right mouse button clicks by puffing or sipping into the tube.
* mounts via a standard low-cost microphone stand thread.
* all control hardware is housed in the unit itself, so lends itself to mobile use.
* available in kit form for $250.
* case and joystick mechanism are 3D-printed, and entire product is open source: <https://github.com/makersmakingchange/LipSync>
I'm really looking forward to the IDRC community's response to the LipSync. I'd also really like to thank all the folks at IDRC who have been so welcoming.
Stewart Russell - Regional Coordinator Makers Making Change (Central Canada)
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