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Assistive technology theory and standardized questionnaire helpful to collect data.
Who has done or wants to do research on how technology can scale moral courage--can make it far easier to recruit &commit critical mass numbers of volunteers for nonviolent civil resistance. campaigns? And how can I reach them to invite them to a brainstorm session (maybe several) on what might be the behavioral levers that are most likely to motivate most "concerned" but not activist people to minimize their fears sufficiently and inspire "their better angels" to commit to tactics that history has proven are the most effective for achieving positive system change in the battles against greed, racism, autocracy and ignorance; to be able to recruit the numbers necessary to vastly improve our chances to save what is still savable of Mother Nature and democracy in the little time we have left.' Entre to senior level programmers, or crowdfunding social media mavens would also be especially appreciated, as well as possible research interns. Any location.
I am developing an assistive communication switch for people with communication disabilities, & for IT control, using voluntary contraction of the tensor tympani muscle of the middle ear. An otoscope camera records the voluntary movement of the drum, and movement detection software triggers the Grid3 assistive technology software. I have proven the concept, but looking for research/ development funding it would be useful to have some idea of prevalence. There are a few series in the literature (eg from Professor Bance) showing upto 8 individuals but no prevalence studies. Is anyone aware of any more information? And for a less scientific indication; do you know if you have TT control?
It would be great to get some preliminary indication of whether this is a rare phenomenon, if you would be willing to complete the survey please? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHZYV9D
Thanks very much for your help and advice
We are soon starting with a project on assistive technology and work process design in manufacturing for supporting an ageing workforce and facilitate their health.
Do you know examples, projects, papers, etc., that may be useful in this context? Any experiences with such projects?
Role of Wearable Assistive Technology in healthcare/Cancer.
Wearable assistive technology with sensors to collect data for analysis.
Data analysis of data collected from wearable assistive technology.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the next generation of industry based cyber-physical systems, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, augmented reality, IoT, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, etc.
How could you image the classroom of the future?
Technological Invention has made our life easy, but these inventions are quickly eating up so many common man's jobs, what is way forward?
I have a modulator that through an inductive link, I send my ASK modulated data to the secondary coil and on the secondary part, with some circuit I detect my data, now I want to compare two transmitted data and received data together and calculate bit error rate, as a transmitted data I put an LFSR circuit in the transmitter circuit and use PBRS5 (a pattern of random data producer) .I think that I need some digital electronics information that determine to me how to get data and compare it to the transmitted data. I used serial port for example RS232 to get data. but because of start and stop bit of serial port it was not true(because my random data is not in serial format, it is millions bits of random). so what port should I use and how calculate the bit error rate. I want a true and simple method to calculate this parameter practically.
The disabled persons may be elderly persons with physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
I used Harrison paper "Designing efficient inductive power links for implantable devices", I write equations 9 to 13 of this paper in matlab, but I couldn't get the true answer according to results of paper. I attach my codes. please help me with this code to figure out what is wrong with it?(my guess is that the wrong part is in mutual conductance calculation) (the paper is attached too),
thank for your help :)
I think I should use Lyle's method, but I couldn't find about planar spiral coils. I want to write a code that with getting the number of turns of each planar spiral coils,and radius and z(distance between two coil) I can calculate the coupling coefficient, I will appreciate your help so much.
I am trying to calibrate Samsung Galaxy S7 to get real colour from a piece of paper in VR. Any recommendation?
Hi Dear Researchers I would like to make a research about learning programming languages via hardware control such as robotics or arduino
advantages , disadvantages ....
if you help me to find out some materials doing research i would appreciate it
thank you a lot in advance
I am trying to formulate a research proposal for occupational therapy using the theoretical model of Occupational Adaptation and Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability. I am trying to discover if one can determine a level of intrinsic motivation; and if through intervention, intrinsic motivation may be improved? Any suggestions, research designs or clarification on studies (outside of occupational therapy) that have addressed this before?
I found a post on RG from 2014 regarding this system but I wondered if there had been any improvements in the technology since.
The general consensus in 2014 was that the system was not fit for purpose. How are people fairing with it now?
I need a tool which can be used as to measure the impact of virtual reality on the education of children specially blind children.
Looking for some advice on the use of eye-tracking glasses on toddlers (18 months+). We are interested in the TOBII glasses but are also open to recommendations if experienced users have a more kid friendly product in mind. We're interested in testing in rich environments (science museums, labs, classrooms) and for use in human robot interaction and imitation tasks (amongst other potential uses).
Any advice on whether commercially available eye trackers can deal with little heads would be very appreciated!
We're currently designing a study on the use of technology in treating insomnia. As a part of this we've planned to use wearable technology (e.g., a fitbit) to track sleep patterns. We're looking for a good way to gather the sleep data in a timely manner that doesn't involve hand-entering everything. If we could find an app or method to securely transmit the sleep data on a weekly basis that would be amazing. We'd welcome any help or leads.
For example in Dyslexia, Memory retention problems, Poor concentration, Problems of lexical fluency, School stress, Slow learning, and the like. Especially if simple electronic instruments of medium technology are used.
I am researching the public wheelchair service in Brazil and I am looking for researchers, institutions, government agencies, services, anyone who had experienced trying to implement WHO best practices regarding wheelchair services to learn from their experience.
There is a lot of resarch being done on technology enhanced education, e-learning, new technologies for schools or higher education. Also, alot of research in rehabilitation studies or AAC or AAL is carried out on technologies to support handicapped people/ people with disabilities. It seems that these fields are not yet connected. I find it hard to find literature on issues such as Technology Design for handicapped people, e-learning for handicapped people etc. Can you help? I am interested in exchanging ideas.
I mean for example rehabilitation machines specially made to overcome learning disabilities and the like. Or to improve the teaching - learning process, as it was the Teaching Machine made by B.F. Skinner. Mechanical, electrical or electronic devices, but not computer based ones.
The emergence of a new generation of autonomous robots, capable to learn on the field, brings a fresh set of challenges and issues. Examples include robots embedded in a self-driving car or an algorithm on the stock-exchange market concluding business deals. That sounds good!....but what about autonomous machines in healthcare? What about ethics and responsability issue?
In agreement with my dual clinical and technological background, I am curious to know what independent scientific community thinks about it
Children with autism have strengths with technology and visuals. They often have weaknesses with handwriting, spelling and both oral and written communication. No research could be found linking children with autism and picture to text software for writing. I was wondering if I missed something.
As advocates of inclusive education, we sometimes mean well in showing the full faces of children with disabilities (perhaps, well mean) in our promotional materials in an effort to draw attention to our promotional messages. But, should we be promoting how to make the learning environments more inclusive so that other educators can be informed on how to prepare for inclusive education? For example, showing how assistive technology tools can be used to make the learning environment more inclusive. What are your thoughts on this issue?
The list of benefits produced vs the associated costs?
what are the defects of these medical devices?
What can be better?
I have read many publications about auditory and haptic feedback for supporting obstacle detection, and object identification to visually impaired.
Regarding auditory feedback, there is new a problem introduced by technology called "Masking", that is the difficulty of the visually impaired in listening the environment given he/she has to pay attention to the auditory feedback. Also, usually auditory feedback takes too much time to be learned. Once it is learned, one has to interpret each feedback regarding the current environment and the response time has been too high for using in real conditions.
Regarding tactile feedback, there is the problem of resolution of the hardware (skin actuators, usually matrices of vibe motors) which is not high enough to depict many real case situations. Besides the hardware resolution, there is the difference of sensibility each part of the body has and the fact that many visually impaired are also diabetic, which usually affects the sensitivity of the skin on the limbs...
I would like to refer the ADA category of AT to my thesis, but I can't find it on the web page of ADA or on others publications. Could someone please help me? Thanks in advance.
The potential for assistive technology in learning classrooms for students with disabilities is great. Its benefits include enhancing academic achievement in written expression, reading, mathematics, and spelling; improving organization; and fostering social acceptance.
As defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA), an assistive technology device is "any piece of equipment, or product system. . . that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities" [Part A, Sec. 602(1)].
Dear all, I have designed a set of primers to amplify an DNA fragment about 1 kb... on the Gel the bande was about 200bp, converting to c DNA I ve got also an 200 bp bande! either primer design was wrong, or the coding sequence CDS was not totaly recoverd by the primers?of course I can not believe that the DNA Fragment was without introns just like cDNa.I am working with plant DNA by the way..any Help please?
I am currently developing a system for allowing students to undertake embedded systems labs (Arduino and HC12 based) over the internet. This is based on ESXi virtualised hosts connected through networked USB ports. We have an application server running as a booking/LMS system but haven't fully integrated that part yet.
I'm using Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to perform network (Access Point) prioritisation and selection, semantically (context aware). Any ideas for advancement, extension or comparison?
Conference Paper Seamless semantic service provisioning mechanism for Ambient...
Assistive and Augmented Communication technologies (such as iPad applications) are becoming more popular to lend a voice to non-verbal autistic children. What factors should be considered when designing a case study which measures effectiveness of such applications?
We're applying for H2020 funding for assistive technologies so an SME or academic partner would be best.
My intention is to run focus groups, observe people interacting with technology or apps, observe people interacting with people to achieve a goal in order to discover the range of personality constructs that help and hinder users trying to achieve a goal. These constructs can then be used to design a multimodal HMI that supports the interactions between the system and the users. Is anyone interested?
You'll need an understanding of human factors techniques
You'll need an understanding of our end user population - in this case the elderly
You'll need to have an open mind about designing software with personality!
You'll need an awareness of cross-cultural differences in behaviour, what is acceptable behaviour in France may not be in England! We want our software to be inclusive.
Experience in developing software to support the elderly or disabled users would be great
I would like to make contact with some people who might be able to guide me, I am looking from a Psychology / Education perspective but would like to make contact with people using assistive technologies within a classroom setting for research purposes. Thanks
I conduct research topic on application, usefulness and effectivity of assistive technology in patients with disorders of consciousness. It concerns both devices used to diagnose/monitoring (not brain-computer interfaces and eye-trackers - there is a lot of studies), in rehabilitation (mainly motor functions and motor control) and care (better effectivity, less effort of caregivers and families). I have found a few scientific publication so far.
Assistive technology  can be defined as the technology used to assist people with disabilities. This question explores the effectiveness of assistive technology used in collaborative environments, which may be called collaborative assistive technology, and especially VLEs/LMSs, such as moodle.
Please consider making reference to 1) the kind of special education, 2) the name of VLE/LMS you consider, 3) whether it is an adapted conventional VLE/LMS or an ad hoc developed from scratch 4) anything else you consider noteworthy (e.g. characteristics of the whole setting, assessments, comparisons, results) & 5) interesting references.
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I have been using design processes and some research methods for over 20 years in the field of AT product design as an Industrial Designer. I know which methods I feel work best for New Product Development in this field; however, I'd like to know which one's other researchers, designers and engineers use to research and validate their design solutions.
I read an article in the newspaper about a young lady with this problem and it was so moving. So I came here to ask if anybody knows something about human-computer interaction for this person. They can only move the eyes and have small mouth movement.
We have been working to make all math materials accessible, but the JAWS reader that our school uses has a lot of issues with math symbols, even something as simple as a mixed number is not read correctly. What system do you use for math? There must be something out there that works.
More research-based than anecdotal. I would like to gather an evidence base, if there is one available.
I am developing a remote interface for an Android tablet so it would be good to see a code that works for the fake touch to create a mouse pointer on the screen for selection and interaction with apps.
Other discussions in RG are focused on differences between them and that in technology and on assuming that engineering is not science. As argument that in science there are engineers I pointed that all Nobel prize winners invented tool for imaging the matter (in field of Physics and Chemistry) and are accepted as nice scientists. Also in these fields have not modern experimental scientific results without any complicated instrument and technology.