Marie Chouinard’s bODY_rEMIX/  gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS
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Marie Chouinard’s bODY_rEMIX/ gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS

Montreal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard‘s 2005 work, bODY_rEMIX/ gOLDBERG_vARIATIONS employs ten dancers who “execute variations on the exercise of freedom. Often, the dancers appear on points: on one, two, and even four at a time. In a spectroscopy of the gesture, we also see them using different devices ““ crutches, rope, prostheses, horizontal bars, and harnesses … Continue reading

the Wiicane
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the Wiicane

The Wiicane by Touch Graphics: “a system for promoting proper use of the long cane in orientation and mobility training for young children and others. WiiCane uses Wii motion tracking technology to provide real-time feedback as users walk up and down a 30′ long indoor course. By practicing with WiiCane, some users may learn to … Continue reading

music for deaf "hearers"
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music for deaf "hearers"

This collar by German designer Frederik Podzuweit creates music for deaf people—through skin vibration. Apparently the transmission of electricity through the device to the neck, collarbone and shoulders creates a very rich experience of music—triggering the same parts of the brain, adapted for those who don’t hear with their ears—as those used for normative aural … Continue reading

gesture-based computing
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gesture-based computing

More gadgetry that wasn’t created as adaptive tech, but could be used to extend accessibility for motor-impairments. I think we’ve seen this idea in the movies; these prototype gloves look promising: “A pair of lycra gloves — with 20 irregularly shaped patches in 10 different colors — held in front of a webcam can generate … Continue reading