Archive for January, 2010

Wheelchair controlled by tongue

Posted in Access for the Disabled on January 25, 2010 by Karen Keddy

Image from technovelgy.com

 This video at cnn.com shows how Georgia Tech has created a “Tongue Drive System” for power wheelchairs.  This system could be potentially beneficial to quadriplegics, because the nerves that control the tongue are connected directly to the brain.

Outraged Cyclists Re-Paint Removed Bike Lane, Guerilla Style

Posted in Access for Bicyclists, Graffiti, Protests on January 25, 2010 by Karen Keddy

Image from: gothamist.com

The New York City cyclists made a video of themselves re-painting the bike lanes.

The video also contains a manifesto about providing safety for cyclists on the Williamsburg bridge.

Thanks to Justin Coffman.

Urban Nomads’ Instant Housing shelters for the homeless

Posted in The Homeless on January 24, 2010 by Karen Keddy

Image from thedesignblog.org

Architects and designers are exploring humanitarian design for people who are homeless after a natural disaster or any other emergency. These projects by Winfried Baumann cater to instant housing for both urban nomads and the homeless.

Thanks to Taf Bwititi.