Google Assistant can now identify what songs are playing around you, in an update that just came out to all devices that have Google Assistant.
In iOS 11, Apple added a new emergency feature to the iPhone, which is designed to allow you to quickly and discreetly place a call to emergency services. In Canada and the United States, SOS dials 911, and in other countries, it works with local emergency response teams.
Simon Wheatcroft, a blind runner, used wearable technology that enabled him to run about 16 miles of Sunday’s New York City Marathon with minimal human assistance. As Simon Wheatcroft walked onto the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to start the New York City Marathon, he could sense other runners moving around him but could see them only as one smudged shape.
HumanWare announced the launch of the VictorReader Trek earlier this year and now they have started to ship out 200 units to fill their pre-orders with another 600 units coming later this month. Priced at 599 USD (795 CDN) and expected to go up 100 USD after pre-orders are filled. Combining the cutting-edge GPS technology of the Trekker Breeze with the innovative media reading & playback capabilities of the VictorReader Stream, this multiuse handheld device is designed to make mobility easy and enjoyable for people who are blind or visually impaired.
CBT shows some creative uses for Bubble Level for iPhone and iPad. The 5 in 1 app could be the handiest utility app and it is FREE! Grab it now!
iMerciv has just announced the launch of the new BuzzClip!
Seniors now have a possible alternative to in-person caretakers, thanks to a home healthcare startup based in Fairfax that recently introduced Rudy, the first senior care robot commercially available in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
On Nov. 5, tens of thousands of runners will line up on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, the world’s largest marathon. Among them will be a blind man wearing a vibrating device that will help him navigate the course.
People with vision impairments face a perpetual problem: maneuvering through a world filled with obstacles and hazards. Meet Good Vibrations, a team of CU Boulder electrical engineering students who created Pulse, a product that will increase mobility for the blind.
In New Zealand, from November 1, 2017, Ozurdex (dexamethasone implants) will be funded for eligible people with diabetic macular edema (DMO), a serious complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes that can cause blindness if untreated.