Great Disability Inventions

  • 21 Replies
  • 1872 Views

Prabhakari

  • *
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3328

Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 01 Mar 2012 08:08PM
I have only ever seen one large show about equipment for the disabled.
So have not got much knowledge of this.

Things that I like.
Gel or similar batteries. There is a powerful sealed wet-cell battery I know of.

Puncture-proof tyres.

The computer.

Home shopping online.

My special fork-spoon with a large handle to hold. I drop less food with this.

There must be loads of devices and ideas that we benefit from.
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall.

KizzyKazaer

  • *
  • Global Moderator
  • Super Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8533

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 01 Mar 2012 08:13PM
How about things that should be invented?  >biggrin<

I'd like some sort of 'virtual reality' experience to be available to those who don't understand mental pain - like they 'plug in' to this appliance and get to feel first-hand all the extremes of emotion, including severe depression, and the 'head like a washing machine on full spin' sensation....

hossylass

  • *
  • Guest

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 10:30AM
A head full of scrabbling rats...

Sofie

  • *
  • Guest

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 11:07AM
Hand held CCTV magnifiers.

Prabhakari

  • *
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3328

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 02:38PM
A device that forces printers to use larger fonts when describing vital information on food packets and tins.

I would like a wheelchair with a built-in back scratcher device.

I would like my wheelchair to turn into a bed with the touch of a button or small lever.
I would like a back rest that holds me up when my body is too tired and wants to lie down.

I would like a cooking device with a built-in stirrer, as doing this knocks me out in seconds.
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall.

Dark_Divinity

  • *
  • Charter Member and Volunteer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1408

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 05:00PM
Crossing the UAE in a solar-powered wheelchair.

In an attempt to promote the innovation behind renewable energy, and raise awareness for disability causes, Haidar Taleb has set off on a massive journey across all seven of the United Arab Emirates in a solar powered wheelchair.

His 11 day voyage begins today on 22 November, and will take him from Fujairah on the east coast, to the country's capital city, Abu Dhabi in the west, on 2 December. Along the way he'll pop in to schools, universities and social centers for peoples with special needs to spread his message about overcoming adversity in the face of disability.

The wheelchair has been developed in collaboration with Masdar, a renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi. It can reach a maximum speed of 9 to 12 mph, and has chunky enough batteries to continue travelling for a further six hours if the sun's obscured by clouds.

It's a much improved model than the last time Taleb tried the same feat, earning a Guinness World Record for the furthest distance travelled in a solar-powered wheelchair (and yes, he was the first person to set such a record). He travelled 88 miles from Masdar City to Sharjah, getting there in 14 hours without resting. In this new attempt at the 200 mile voyage, Taleb is hoping to blow his previous record out of the water, and pass on his messages about disability and the innovative power of renewable energy.

Despite much of its riches having been founded on oil revenue, the UAE has recently been looking into renewable energy. Abu Dhabi is the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and the country's planned Masdar City is a $22 billion (13.7 billion) project to create a 2.3 square mile metropolis powered entirely by renewables. All the city's roofs will be adorned with solar panels, and there will be no cars. It's due to be completed in 2015.

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/22/solar-powered-wheelchair
July 2017- Autism Spectrum Condition.


F2M. Pre-Op.

Dark_Divinity

  • *
  • Charter Member and Volunteer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1408

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 05:06PM
Braille Printers.

Devices that verbally tell you that things need to be turned off, like the tap or the gas oven etc.

Stairlifts.

Epilepsy bed seizure alarms and fall detector alarms.

Wetrooms.
July 2017- Autism Spectrum Condition.


F2M. Pre-Op.

Prabhakari

  • *
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3328

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 06:24PM
How about talking cashpoint machines?
It seems that they are common in America, but here? Not a chance.
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall.

Sofie

  • *
  • Guest

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 06:42PM
How about talking cashpoint machines?
It seems that they are common in America, but here? Not a chance.

There is an RNIB campaign; but some are against it due to privacy.

Dark_Divinity

  • *
  • Charter Member and Volunteer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1408

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 07:05PM
How about talking cashpoint machines?
It seems that they are common in America, but here? Not a chance.

There is an RNIB campaign; but some are against it due to privacy.

Cashpoints talk talk to use in private by use of a pair of head phones or something...
July 2017- Autism Spectrum Condition.


F2M. Pre-Op.

Prabhakari

  • *
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3328

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 04 Mar 2012 09:51PM
Yes. The talking ones require a set of headphones that have to be plugged in. This gives some privacy for those who cannot see well enough.
Not a bad idea for me, either. I struggle to see their screens in bright sunlight.
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall.

Dark_Divinity

  • *
  • Charter Member and Volunteer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1408

hossylass

  • *
  • Guest

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 07 Mar 2012 08:55AM
Sadly Argos are part of the workfare thing, and refuse to be sorry, saying how much it saved them in wages over xmas.

They are available elsewhere though :)

Prabhakari

  • *
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3328

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 07 Mar 2012 09:00AM
Can I have a big tank, with a big gun?
The ultimate (sorry to use that word) wheelchair.
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall.

Dark_Divinity

  • *
  • Charter Member and Volunteer
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1408

Re: Great Disability Inventions

  • on: 07 Mar 2012 04:11PM
Sadly Argos are part of the workfare thing, and refuse to be sorry, saying how much it saved them in wages over xmas.

They are available elsewhere though :)

Oppss, I forgot...soo many businesses to avoid my brain can't keep up... >yikes<
July 2017- Autism Spectrum Condition.


F2M. Pre-Op.