Visually impaired athletes compete at the highest level in many sports. People with visual impairments also participate recreationally in many of these sports as well. The Guidance System for Visually Impaired Athletes is a device that facilitates people with visual impairments to participate at a higher level and more independently in these sports by providing them with a wealth of information about their surroundings and a path to follow.
Currently, the system focuses on skiing. At high levels of competition, visually impaired (VI) skiers currently follow a sighted guide through a gated course. The VI skier and guide communicate ...
West Bloomfield, Michigan
NEED. Today about 5 billions people (or 70% of the world's population) live without centralized water supply. According to statistics, in developing countries thousands children die daily due to diseases, which are associated with poor hygiene. One of some negative factors is the problem with hands washing. Besides, from time to time natural disasters happen, and even in developed countries arises the same problem with hygiene and sanitation, and in particular - with washing hands. Therefore, there is a huge need for a simple, convenient and inexpensive device for washing hands.
HUMANITARIAN SIDE OF PROJECT. The proposed device could ...
Magnetoreception (magnetoception) is a sense which allows an organism to detect a magnetic field to perceive location. Birds and fish use it. When humans are asked to walk North, they end up walking in circles.
It is, one theory states, that it is because of the content of magnetite in the beak that birds can navigate. Interestingly, humans also have magnetite in their nose. A scientist claims to have found the 6th magnetic sense: In 2016, Sciencemag.com quoted Joe Kirschvink, geophysicist at Caltech, of saying: "It's part of our evolutionary history. Magnetoreception may be the primal sense".
If humans ...
San Jose, California
Jun 29, 2017
Have you seen videos of people walking with eyes glued to the display on their smart phones oblivious to their immediate surrounding and walking into fountains, subterranean sidewalk elevators and even a bear?
To improve safety by providing situational awareness, this Heads-Down Display concept can be integrated into a smart phone to provide a screen display of what is ahead independent of the angle the phone is being held.
The Heads-Down Display (HDD) is a concept where a camera lens maintains a forward looking view by utilizing gravity based positioning. In the diagram, the lens (c) is conceptually ...
I am a proud audiophile.
Audiophile is a person who is especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction. High Fidelity means sound reproduction over the full range of audible frequencies (20 Hz to 20 kHz) with very little distortion of the original signal. Audiophile’s amplifier or high fidelity amplifier is a amplifier that reproduces music that sounds identical to the sound on the recorded source. If an amplifier has a frequency response within 1 dB across the audible range, with THD less than 0.1%, power rating larger than 50 W, damping factor larger than 10, then that device can be ...
Where do you set your tote when no table is available? On the floor!
Enter the the High Helper, the first and only pop up tote that places activity items comfortably within reach. It quickly transforms from an easy to carry compact size to a convenient working height that eliminates bending to retrieve items off the floor.
It is patented and after hundreds of CAD models and prototypes, the design has evolved to an efficient product for manufacture with an emphasis on user friendliness. I have three that I use for all kinds of tasks and lots of friends ...
This innovation has been developed to make more efficient floor wiping by overcoming the problem of manual floor wiping.
The wiper is driven by electric motor instead of human effort to clean the floor more easily, fast and without uneven stops.
It has following parts:
2. Cylinder mounted on casing of appliance to guide the wiper rod
3. Driver wheel with adjustable crank radius
4. Electric motor mounted in the casing of appliance to drive the wheels
5. Connecting rod to connect the wiper rod with the driver wheel
6. Universal joint ...
During natural calamities, power failure is an important problem. Due to the power failure no work can be carried out. Also communication devices can’t be charged and it leads to important messages that can’t be transferred to anybody on an emergency condition. In recent days power banks are also available but if the charge is fully utilized then it has no use. Our hybrid charger has an advantage in that any one of the available source can be connected one at a time and the potential developed can be converted into a useful form of DC output. Also the device ...
Many lives are lost each year through drowning. Most of these could have been avoided if the victims had been able to remain afloat until help arrived. Even experienced, strong swimmers can get into trouble through adverse water conditions, cramps or strong currents. The Hydro Belt will bring you peace of mind, knowing that an inflatable belt is around your torso.
Hydro Belt is unobtrusive and lightweight (7.7 ounces) and does not impede arm or leg movement. Although no Coast Guard standards exist for inflatable belts, Hydro Belt provides many safe features. It has no inherent buoyancy ...
College Station, Texas
Safety in consumer products, sporting goods and personal protective equipment is of utmost importance in this day and age. The IAGIES (Impact Absorbing Gel Infused Exoskeleton) is a 3D printed product designed to do exactly that. There have been countless studies directed toward the optimization of helmets, body armor and protective gear used in motor, contact and extreme sports; law enforcement, military and occupational health and safety related applications. These studies are instrumental not only in overcoming the immediate effect of the impact but also in preventing the likelihood of Alzheimer’s or other neurological diseases in individuals exposed to ...