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a Bucharest-based Innovator, Silviu-Tudor Serban and his team have designed Helios, which uses Intel® RealSense™ 3D cameras to give those with severe visual impairments a clearer view of the world. And for those with total blindness, Helios features like reading assistance, facial recognition, and a haptic interface provide a much enhanced sense of their surroundings.
CooperVision is unveiling a new kind of contact lens designed for people who stare at a digital screen for two or more hours a day.
The annual CES Innovation Awards celebrate outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new consumer technology products. The prestigious Innovation Awards program recognizes top honorees among 28 award categories, including “Tech for A Better World,” which honors products that provide positive societal and/or global impact.
The Tobii Dynavox PCEye Mini is the smallest and most robust eye tracker on the market for assistive technology. Optimized for individuals that do not have use of their hands-due in part to disabilities such as Spinal Cord Injuries, ALS, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Rett Syndrome, or other degenerative conditions-the device enables users to control a computer, laptop or tablet using only their eyes.
“We are incredibly grateful and humbled to receive this honor,” said Fredrik Ruben, President of Tobii Dynavox. “For individuals who are non-verbal and have mobility challenges, this product is life-changing. Mere decades ago, living with conditions that restricted voice and movement meant living with the inability to communicate-beyond a blink for ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Today, we are revolutionizing access to technology and making it possible for individuals to not only find their voice and be heard, but also gain life-changing independence.”
With the PCEye Mini, individuals with disabilities that inhibit the use of their hands or arms can remain in the workplace longer or even return to work because the device allows for completely hands-free computing. The PCEye Mini allows users to communicate and stay in touch online by effortlessly connecting with others via email, text messaging, Skype (News – Alert), Facebook®and other social media. Enabling users to surf the web, connect with friends online, play games, turn on the lights or TV, or even make spreadsheets and documents using only their eyes ultimately gives the user greater personal freedom and independence.
“Our users are playing competitive chess, performing stand-up comedy, directing internationally recognized films, working professionally as artists, and even going before Congress with the aid of their technology. We’re opening up a new realm of possibilities for individuals with physical challenges,” added Ruben.
The PCEye Mini featuring IS4 eye tracker will be displayed January 5-8, 2017 at CES 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 2, Booth 26602. To learn more about PCEye Mini featuring IS4 eye tracker, visit here.
Intelligent audio solutions provider, especially hearables, med-tech and intelligent audio, The GN Group, has won the CES Best of Innovation Award for Accessible Tech for its ReSound ENZO smart hearing aid. This award recognizes ReSound ENZO as the highest rated technology/product in the Accessible Technology category.
Resound ENZO is a smart, super power, hearing aid which is designed for people who have severe to profound hearing loss. It is also the first ReSound product to have won the Best of Innovation award from CES.
“ReSound has had a great experience exhibiting at CES for the past three years, and we are excited to return in 2017 to share our comprehensive portfolio of Smart Hearing technologies,” says Kim Lody, President & Senior Vice President, GN Hearing, North America. “At ReSound, we are committed to innovation and always prioritize users as the company develops its breakthrough design and technological capabilities. We are excited to share how ReSound is driving the hearing industry forward and transforming the user experience through new developments in audiology, connectivity, design and apps.”
The GN Group has also launched ReSound LiNX which is a collection of hearing aids Made for iPhone, which allows users a revolutionary way to personalize the settings of the hearing aid, apart from direct sound streaming capabilities. It also includes the ReSound Smart app.
Tired of pricking your finger all the time to check your glucose levels? Want a device that can continuously monitor your levels? Then PKvitality’s new wrist wearable may be right for you. The product has not yet been approved for marketing, but pricing has been announced. The tracker will cost $150 and the sensors will cost $100. The sensors will need to be replaced every month.
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Energysquare has introduced a sticker that can turn almost any device into a wireless charging device, including the iPhone and iPad. A sticker is placed on the back of your device, and that sticker has a wire that plugs into your devices charging port. Now you can just place your iPhone on a wireless charging pad without searching for your charging cord.
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Aira is designed to make life a little easier for blind and visually impaired people. Using a pair of smart glasses or a phone camera, the system allows an Aira agent to see what the blind person sees in real-time, and then talk them through whatever situation they’re in. Aira promises to make everything from grocery shopping, calling an Uber or world travel more accessible for blind people across the globe.
Aira doesn’t replace existing assistance systems. Instead, it’s designed to enhance them. A blind person navigates the world using whatever tools they normally do, such as a cane or guide dog, and only calls the Aira agent when needed. When the agent picks up, he or she sees a live video feed and the location of the person calling on Google Maps, alongside general biographical information.
Spinali, a clothing manufacturer in France, continues to design high tech wearables for the future. This time, they have come up with vibrating jeans that help people navigate their surroundings, receive notifications, and transmit their location to their loved ones.