Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

Chad Ruble wrote to me to share how he used a Kinect and the SimpleOpenNI library for Processing to help his mom send email messages:

My mom has lived with aphasia ever since she suffered a serious stroke twelve years ago. In the meantime, there’s been a revolution in communication – powered by social media. Like a lot of people, I use the phone less. One of my areas of interest has been bridging the digital “keyboard gap” for people like my mom.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


Related

Comments

  1. [...] Kinecticate: Kinect-powered Email. Chad writes – My mom has lived with aphasia ever since she suffered a serious stroke twelve years ago. In the meantime, there’s been a revolution in communication – powered by social media. Like a lot of people, I use the phone less. One of my areas of interest has been bridging the digital “keyboard gap” for people like my mom. [...]

  2. [...] Make: and slashdot // No related [...]

  3. seo adelaide says:

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long
    as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog
    site is in the very same area of interest as yours
    and my visitors would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you. Regards!

In the Maker Shed