In France beginning January 2021, many electronic products must be labeled with information about repairability on a scale ranging from 1 to 10
Two students at the German University of Würzburg have developed an app to enable people with physical disabilities to operate smartphones and tablets using head movements.
The start-up Hable of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) brings a device to the market enabling blind people to operate their smartphone with braille, the Hable One.
This week, under the leadership of European Commissioner Thierry Breton, the European Commission sent a recommendation to all EU Member States’ governments to utilize telecom […]
The professor would never have imagined that his column would have had such an impact. Over the past few days, he had been approached by […]
Let’s be honest. After the corona crisis, the fear of a new wave of a contagion will remain. Which means: wash your hands thoroughly, maybe […]
March is already in full swing. However, at IO we’re taking a look back at February. After all, we still owe you a Start-up of […]
Bachelor student Johannes Střelka-Petz has designed a portable Braille keyboard for the blind and visually impaired. OSKAR, the prototype’s name, is an open source project. […]
Lithium is currently used in the glass industry, lubricants, and also in the pharmaceutical industry. Due to its relatively high energy density, however, lithium is […]
Data collection by our smartphones is not only valuable for advertisers. It can also be used to tell interactive stories, as ‘story designer’ Steye Hallema […]
True to the motto “Great ideas in small packages”, the Berlin start-up Blinkist summarizes the key texts of non-fiction books into 15-minute audio books. The […]
Whether it will be in a smartphone remains to be seen, but somewhere in the coming months, we will come across the first consumer products […]
Pretty much all of us take our smartphones for granted these days. But for the world’s estimated 250 million visually impaired people [World Health Organisation, […]