Inspired by reel-to-reel tape machines, microfilm, cine-film projectors and arcade games, Chronotape is a tangible timeline for family history research designed by Peter Bennett and developed as part of the PATINA project, within the Bristol Interaction & Graphics group. The device includes a number of different functions: ADD PERSON: place a person icon on the tape to mark an event (birth, death, marriage etc), WRITE NOTE: write directly onto the chronotape using pen/pencil, TYPE NOTE: type a note onto the tape, and PHOTO: snap a photo note of the your research materials or old photos.
Consumers Will Be the Driving Force Behind Next Year’s Hot Consumer-Technology Trends. In 2012, technology will continue to make consumers’ lives easier and more productive — at home and at work. And consumers themselves will be a major force behind technology’s direction and continued advancements. In its annual review of the top consumer-technology trends for 2012, Verizon sees consumers getting much more involved not only in the process of evaluating new products and technologies but in helping to create them as well.
iPad has taken the whole world by storm with its charming appeal. But there is a certain section of people who cannot experience using an iPad. The section I am talking about here is the visually impaired. They are devoid from a lot of creations that the world has to offer just because they can’t see. To make blind experience the fun of working on an iPad the iSense concept has been conceived.
The only way a blind person can read is by touching. Though iPad is operated by touch, this serves no good for this section. iSense is like a screen protector which can be wedged on the iPad screen. Special materials have been used to craft iSense, which robotically gives birth to uneven textures after acting in response to the light displayed on the screen. iSense magically converts text into Braille. This can be easily understood and read by the blind.
Don’t get fooled by the name. iSense is not an apple product and is still a concept but when it hits the market, the product will sure be accepted with open arms. Products like iSense, make life of handicapped people blissful and keeps them at power with the modern technology
In this video you’ll see how a first grade classroom uses the iPad to learn literacy skills:
* Digital Flash Cards (Photos) to practice sight word recognition
* “Dr. Suess: The Cat in the Hat” app to practice reading fluency/echo reading
* “Puppet Pals” App to practice writing/expression/speaking
A simple, well-executed idea: a macro lens embedded in a rubber band, making it work with practically any phone that shoots pictures. Buy at Photojojo.