Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Wearable devices are about to have a moment, and manufacturers are hoping you’ll sleep through it. At the Worldwide Developers Conference 2020, Apple announced that it is adding “sleep-tracking” capabilities to its Apple Watch, the dominant wearable on the market. While it’s surprising that Apple never pushed hard for sleep features before, there may be a goodContinue reading Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

In just a few short years, wearable devices have gone from futuristic “nice to haves” to real world, here-this-minute lifesavers. But while most of us are content to take our Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen sensors for a spin, researchers like Oren Shriki, of the Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Israel’s Ben-GurionContinue reading Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

9 Reasons Why Making Assumptions is Dangerous

Written by Sarah Blick. “When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME” I first heard these words of wisdom years ago when I was learning to drive. I’d made an assumption about what another driver was going to do. My driving instructor’s response told me my assumption was incorrect. He hitContinue reading 9 Reasons Why Making Assumptions is Dangerous

Job Opportunity with CHAI Liberia

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is looking to hire an Associate to support the development of a national AT policy and/or strategy for Liberia and the evaluation the budget impact of the national policy/strategy. The AT Associate may additionally take on the implementation of other AT activities depending on funding availability. This position willContinue reading Job Opportunity with CHAI Liberia

New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

WHO has recently published a new policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT). Targeted at policy makers, this brief highlights the challenges in access to AT and gives concrete actions to improve access across 5 key areas: people-centered, policy, products, provision, and personnel.   The policy brief advocates for the inclusion of assistiveContinue reading New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism. Kurzgesagt, (German for “in a nutshell”), is a German animation studio founded by Philipp Dettmer. The studio’s YouTube channel focuses on minimalist animated educational content, using the flat design style. [1] It discusses scientific, technological, political, philosophical and psychological subjects. Narrated by Steve Taylor, videos on the channel areContinue reading Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

pumpkin Spice donuts are for white people…

“Where is the nearest Crispy Cream Donut shop?” I asked my friend, as we’re walking down the street.  “Why do you need to go there?” she asked.  “I want to try their pumpkin Spice donut,”  I answered.   What she said surprised me.  “That doesn’t even sound good, and that is such a white flavor. Continue reading pumpkin Spice donuts are for white people…

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees By Hanif Kruger – mail@hanif.co Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 has wrought disruption on a massive scale, with organisations across the country scrambling to keep their businesses operational while ensuring the safety of their staff. It is clear thatContinue reading Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees