Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Memory Assistive Glass

Northeastern student project looks at ways to help people with memory challenges identify people they know. This type of programming using Google Glass has many broad applications and the potential for meeting unique individual memory needs. The article makes some wonderful points about having instructions immediately available, names of people etc. The increased dignity and independence this offers has the potential to open opportunities for individuals who would most likely need immediate support by another person to maintain employment, participate in recreational activities as well as general safety within the community and home. Enabling engineers work on many projects of this nature. We have had the pleasure of working with them in our school. Looking at ways to use current technology in new ways and making low cost effective assistive technology which can support a variety of needs. It comes down to the ability to have access, independence and freedom. As we continue to innovate, it is very exciting to think about what may be possible when we think outside of the box.