Explorers show interest in the Amazon Echo ("Alexa") and similar voice-based interactive technology which can serve the user, and is actually a type of robot. Read more and listen to the discussion
Smell or Taste: Which would I prefer to lose?
Explorers discuss and offer examples of the effects of losing the sense of smell or taste, and moreover which sense would be the more important to them personally, if they had to choose. Read more and listen to the discussion
Exploring Gait and Balance Problems
Explorers discuss gait and balance challenges that result from conditions like peripheral neuropathy. We explore what sort of problems people have and speculate about ideas for gadgets that might help compensate for these challenges. Read more and listen to the discussion
Do Age-Related Changes in Sense of Smell or Taste Matter?
Asked whether they care about the changes they might have experienced in the senses of smell and taste with age, the group cites examples they have noticed. Read more and listen to the discussion
Is there a gadget to help open or close doors?
Explorer Ray introduces the problem of how disabled persons or persons in wheelchairs can close doors as they leave a room, or open the door when they arrive. Read more and listen to the discussion
Brainstorming Gadgets to Compensate for Peripheral Neuropathy Effects
Peripheral neuropathy, which is common, can cause difficulties walking and gait impairments. Explorer Lyle speculates "there should be a gadget for that" and the explorers brainstorm. Read more and listen to the discussion
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