Tag Archives: technology

Bird Brains…

    I recently attended a conference in San Jose to speak about what we are doing with Adapt the World Labs.  The conference was the Sensors Expo and more than 7000 engineers attended the show, it was a great opportunity to speak about our mission about using technology to adapt the world. It was also […]

The future of Cochlear implants?

  I found this great article on Hack A Day about some research being done to enhance the quality of sound from Cochlear Implants with a method using light.  Current solutions relay on electrical stimulus and only a small number of electrodes can be used at one time.  This is because electrical signals are difficult […]

Adapt the World Labs

Adapt the world labs is nearly official.  Our logo is complete and the paper work to finalize our foundation is in the hands of the state.  Adapt the World Labs (website coming soon) primary goal is to use technology to develop solutions for people with extra needs and make that technology available to the people […]

An Energizing Meeting

  On Tuesday the 31st I made a trip up to the Perkins school for the blind in Watertown to meet with a couple of the staff there and show them the BecDot, a braille educational toy I am developing to help provide access to blind and visually impaired people ( more on the device […]

The BecDot

This a project I am working on called the BecDot which is a literacy teaching tool I invented for our daughter Rebecca that could be used to teach visually impaired children Braille concepts..  This video talks a bit about our mission. Learn more about Usher syndrome and get involved We are telling the world about […]

Breaking Through Medical Barriers

  When you take a look at the clinical trial space its difficult not to see the major flaw with studies that target diseases that are considered rare. The big problem is patient enrollment and retention.  Patients with rare diseases are, well rare… There are a number of efforts that help with the recruitment and […]

Interactive Visual Acuity Puzzle (Lea Shapes) using RPi3 and Arduino micro

On one of our visits to the ophthalmologist we were told that we should start familiarizing Becca with the Lea shapes (as to why, you can find more about Becca’s journey here).  Because of her retinitis pigementosa, which is a retinal disease associated with Usher Syndrome, she will need to start vision testing much earlier […]