We recently launched our first ever developer contest. We were excited to see what projects the growing Neosensory developer community had in mind since the launch of our open API and SDKs. But given all of the craziness going on in the world, we weren’t sure what to expect. Developer project entries To our pleasantContinue reading “Results are in! Neosensory Developer Contest Winner”
September is Deaf Awareness Month and there are so many ways you can celebrate and support. Learning more about the rich Deaf culture, people, and issues can be the first step in promoting understanding, acceptance, and equal rights.
In the time of COVID-19, masks have become the new normal in much of the world. Although they help prevent the spread of the virus, masks can make communication difficult for those who rely on facial expressions, visual cues, or lipreading. Reduced communication with masks Speaking through a mask can muffle sound by as muchContinue reading “How masks affect communication during COVID-19”
In the 1987 movie Predator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character fights an alien enemy in a dark, foggy rainforest. He is stumped when no amount of camouflage hides him and his comrades from this mysterious foe. They realize all too late the Predator has thermal vision and can track humans by sensing their body temperature. Thermal visionContinue reading “Temperature sensing wristband with the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDK”
Disclosure: I am one of the Customer Support Representatives at Neosensory and I had the opportunity to test Buzz before I joined the company. My experiences and opinions are my own. I am a third generation Deaf, currently with severe-profound hearing loss. That means I am not a stranger to the various assistive technologies thatContinue reading “The surreal experience of sensing the world around me”
It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s a satellite When you look up at the sky during the daytime, it seems sparse. Sure, there are clouds, maybe a plane or helicopter every now and then – but there are actually many more human-made objects whizzing above your head then you might realize. In orbitContinue reading “Sensing satellites with Neosensory Buzz”
Want to expand your senses so you can detect invisible light – such as infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths? Here’s your chance. Develop a sensory expansion device using the Neosensory Buzz vibratory wristband and the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDK. Sensory substitution and expansion A sensory substitution device passes information from one sense through a different, atypicalContinue reading “Invisible light wristband with the Neosensory Arduino Bluefruit SDK”
Throughout the majority of my life, I had full hearing in both ears. After becoming deaf, I’ve found that I am even better at my work doing fascial bodywork on horses. I’m less distracted by sounds around me. That said, I was excited to discover Neosensory Buzz. I have really benefited from the awareness I now have of the sounds around me, especially speech and daily noises around the house and while driving.
And now, aspiring perception hackers can build apps using the Neosensory Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android. Create a new sensory expanding application by sending your own custom data streams to Buzz (our wristband that converts sound from the environment to patterns of vibration on the wrist) from an Android smartphone.
While Android™ has a slightly steeper learning curve than working in Arduino, once you have the basics down, the Neosensory SDK for Android is a breeze to work with. It opens up an infinitely deep world of possibilities without the need for additional hardware.