Really interested in this article from The Verge. Someone has come up with some clever thinking on how to minimise device hunch!
If you’ve felt overwhelmed by the constant flow of information and the expectation to be online every day all the time, you are not alone. A growing number of people are pushing back and dropping out of social media and other technological forms of communication. At the University of Washington Information School, we examined this trend. We even gave it a name: “pushback.” As researchers, we believe this phenomenon is here to stay.
Thought this article was really interesting. It seems like more and more people are pushing back against technology in order to have a fare more balanced life.
Researchers are developing a method for quadriplegics to control wheelchairs and mouse cursors using only the movement of their tongue, and it’s turning out to be far more effective than one of the most popular current control schemes. Researchers from Georgia Tech have been working on a tongue-based control system since 2005, and in their latest trial runs, they’re finding that it’s a significantly more accurate way to issue commands than one existing and popular method. (via Tongue-controlled wheelchair could offer a faster way for quadriplegics to get around | The Verge)
I’m glad that researchers have found a way to improve the old sip/puff control method.
The article has a good video with it, so to view it, click through here.
Really think this is great!
The Digital Life of American Teens!
D’Espresso, a tiny coffee shop on Madison Avenue, New York. Designers and architects from Nema Workshop in Manhattan collaborated to form this library-like coffee shop which has gathered attention from every book savvy nearby. (Photo via The Cool Hunter)