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Assistive Technology User Gains First Class Degree

Posted on July 18, 2017 · Posted in Education

A man paralysed from the neck down less than five years ago has gained a First Class Honours degree in Politics and Philosophy.  Rob Camm, 23, used head movements to.. read more

Using the Amazon Echo to Control Your Environment

Posted on January 13, 2017 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

Here are a couple of very short videos demonstrating how the Amazon Echo can be used to control various appliances or answer questions purely via voice control.  As with the.. read more

Image of a toy robot holding an infrared transceiver.

Hands-free Control of Infrared Appliances

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For individuals with motor skills difficulties, using handsets such as TV remote controls or, in the case of the video accompanying this article, a child’s infrared-controlled robot, can be difficult.. read more

Programming a Cure for Cancer

Posted on September 25, 2016 · Posted in Education

Microsoft has announced that it is taking on cancer, by treating it as if it were a piece of faulty computer code.  Apparently this goes further than creating a mathematical.. read more

Russ Whittaker is Unsung Hero

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Following our recent announcement that Russ had been nominated for this category at the Rehabilitation Awards, and had made the final five, we can announce, very proudly that he won!!.. read more

What is Two Factor Authentication?

Posted on August 16, 2016 · Posted in Data, Safety, Security

What is Two Factor Authentication? Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA, is increasingly referred to as a method of improving security when logging into apps or websites.  We thought it might.. read more

Russ nominated for industry award

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We are over the moon to announce that, following a nomination from our colleagues at the Rehabilitation Partnership,  one of our associates, Russ Whittaker, has been shortlisted for a Rehabilitation First.. read more

Ofcom study into children’s media habits and attitudes

Posted on February 16, 2016 · Posted in Education, Social Networks

Here at Steve Wiseman Associates we work with a number of families and children, where there may be issues about what content the child is absorbing from the internet.  This,.. read more

Using the brain to control a computer

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As always science fiction edges towards science fact. The Royal National Hospital for Neurodisability is a world leader in treating patients with severe brain injuries.  It has teamed up with.. read more

Call her Rose, not by any other name

Posted on September 24, 2015 · Posted in Data, Interactive

Many people will have heard of Alan Turing the brilliant mathematician who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II and helped to decrypt encoded German transmissions and did much.. read more