[community] Community design crit - March 13, LipSync sip and puff "mouse"

Stewart Russell stewartr at neilsquire.ca
Thu Apr 19 02:51:08 UTC 2018

Hi all -

Thanks again for the great session on March 13. It's great to know that there are folks doing great work in inclusive design in Toronto.

I have the two outstanding questions from the session answered below:

1) Repairability: every part of the LipSync is individually repairable, with parts and process listed in the manual: https://github.com/makersmakingchange/LipSync/blob/master/LipSync_Manual.pdf  . The largest subcomponents are the real shell (~ 4 hours 3d printing) and the Arduino Micro controller board inside. Makers Making Change have hosted repair events for LipSyncs in the past, and we've been able to get nearly all of the units working properly.

2) Cleaning: the replaceable breath filter is the only part that has airflow through it. The pressure sensor inside gets no breath passing through it, so replacing the mouthpiece and filter at appropriate intervals should be sufficient.

Let me know if you have any other questions, and I'll be happy to field them to the MMC team. IDRC now has a demo LipSync at the 205 Richmond lab for you to test.

Best Wishes,
From: community [community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca] on behalf of Hung, Jonathan [jhung at ocadu.ca]
Sent: March 12, 2018 13:58
To: Inclusive Design Community
Subject: [community] Community design crit - March 13,LipSync sip and puff "mouse"

Hi everyone,

For the design crit Tuesday March 13th, Stewart from Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change initiative will be sharing about LipSync, an assistive technology enabling mouse-like interaction via sip and puff.

Please see the attached forwarded email from Stewart for additional details on LipSync.

Relevant links:

  *   LipSync description<http://www.makersmakingchange.com/lipsync/>
  *   Makers Making Change initiative<http://makersmakingchange.com/> website

The meeting will be from 10:00am to 11:00am ET and will be hosted in the Collaboration room at 205 Richmond Street West (IDRC offices) in Toronto, and online in the Fluid-Standup Vidyo room.

To join us online, visit the fluid_standup<https://conf.inclusivedesign.ca/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=xemU59x8DtnO41eCMtCpCioWaRI> Vidyo web conference room. If you have technical issues related to audio or video, please try Google Chrome to access the conference room.

For more information on the Community design crits, please visit the Design Crit wiki page<https://wiki.fluidproject.org/x/HQC_B>.


- Jon.

Jonathan Hung, Inclusive Designer
Email: jhung at ocadu.ca
OCAD University
Inclusive Design Research Centre

From: community <community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca> on behalf of Stewart Russell <stewartr at neilsquire.ca>
Sent: March 8, 2018 11:57 AM
To: community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca
Subject: [community] intro and LipSync details for upcoming design crit

Hi – I’m Stewart, Regional Coordinator for the Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change initiative, <http://makersmakingchange.com/>.  We connect makers to people with disabilities to create affordable open source assistive technologies.

In an upcoming crit, I'll be introducing LipSync <http://www.makersmakingchange.com/lipsync/>, a mouth controlled input device that enables people with little or no hand movement to operate a touchscreen device or computer. Its key features include:

* appears as a USB ( or optionally Bluetooth) mouse, with XY movements controlled by a precision miniature joystick sensor that requires only a very slight pressure on the shaft in order to move the cursor. The mouthpiece is hollow, allowing a person to perform left and right mouse button clicks by puffing or sipping into the tube.

* mounts via a standard low-cost microphone stand thread.

* all control hardware is housed in the unit itself, so lends itself to mobile use.

* available in kit form for $250.

* case and joystick mechanism are 3D-printed, and entire product is open source: <https://github.com/makersmakingchange/LipSync>

I'm really looking forward to the IDRC community's response to the LipSync. I'd also really like to thank all the folks at IDRC who have been so welcoming.

Best Wishes,
 Stewart Russell

Stewart Russell - Regional Coordinator Makers Making Change (Central Canada)
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