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Assembled LipSync Prototype

August 18, 2016 LipSync Update: Assembled Prototype

Over the last few weeks, we have shown you 3D printed parts, the joystick, design plans, and the electronics, but one thing we haven’t had a chance to show you is an assembled prototype of the LipSync itself — you’ve seen the parts, but not the whole. Well, here’s a look.

darcy

August 17, 2016 Darcy’s Experience as a Youth Intern

Darcy, a student at the University of Victoria, used his background in education to help people with disabilities, both in the job market and on the computer.

LipSync Prototype board

August 11, 2016 LipSync Update: Bluetooth

Originally, the LipSync would just connect to the phone via USB. But one side effect of this, is that you would be dealing with the cord — say you wanted to put the LipSync a little farther from the phone, you would have to deal with the cord across your body. We needed a way to make the LipSync be able to connect to your phone wirelessly.

Trudy

August 10, 2016 Loving to Learn Again

Trudy didn’t just become more confident on a computer in the Neil Squire Society’s Distance Computer Comfort program, but re-ignited a passion for learning.

Side by side prototype

August 4, 2016 LipSync Update: Mounting

One of the big decisions we are currently working on right now is how do we mount the LipSync to wheelchairs (along with mounting the mobile device). There’s a lot of variables. Physically, you can’t add to the width of the wheelchair, and we’ve got to make sure our mount is safe for the user. But we’ve also got to consider the cost for both the user and maker, as well as practicality.

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