SASB, the smart vest for visually impaired people

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A picture of SASB on a mannequin

Many technologies have been tested around the world to help blind and visually impaired people. Just think of the Braille tablet, a project born at the University of Michigan that will allow blind and partially sighted people to feel images and text on the screen of a tablet (here). The Buzzclip is another example of this technology, a small wearable … Read More

Hands(H)ome: domotics for everyone

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Domotics, or home automation, is a topic increasingly being addressed: efficient smart houses that integrate cutting edge technology and services for a better quality of life. But what exactly are we talking about? Created in the late ‘80s, the word domotics was born by joining the word domus (“house” in Latin) and the word robotics. It indicates an interdisciplinary science … Read More

Interesting facts about bone conduction, from Beethoven to… bees.

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In the previous article, we have talked about the innovative technology of bone conduction and its pros. Today, we are going to unveil a few facts about it. While bone conduction headsets and headphones started spreading only in the early 2000s, systems and devices based on this peculiar characteristic of our body have been around for more than half a … Read More

Bone conduction: what it is and its benefits

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Man wearing bone conduction headphones

Sometimes, we have certainties on which we would be happy to bet anything. Who doubts, for example, that humans perceive sounds only thanks to their ears? Probably nobody. In reality, we do not hear only through our outer ear, but also via our skull bones that can communicate to the inner ear, thanks to the phenomenon of bone conduction. This is … Read More

Finally, an accessible Kindle! But only for English speakers

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Finally Kindle, the e-book reader by Amazon, becomes accessible! Lighter, thinner, more ergonomic and now also available in white, the new Kindle, has all the features to be the perfect combination of ease of use and, above all, accessibility. With its latest device, Amazon adds Bluetooth technology, a first for Kindle devices. As reported by Fortune magazine, the new e-book … Read More