Named after the Greek word for "open," Anikto (ah-NEEK-toh) removes barriers separating people from fundamental human needs.

Transmitting Braille Directly to the Retina

Transmitting Braille Directly to the Retina

Dec 13, 2012

A new technology that allows a blind user to “see” objects, colors and movement using a prosthesis that transmits visual Braille patterns directly to a blind person’s retina.

Thought Controlled Prosthetic Arm

Thought Controlled Prosthetic Arm

Dec 13, 2012

A new technique for implanting thought-controlled robotic arms involves anchoring titanium electrodes directly to the bones and nerves of amputees.

Anikto in the News

Anikto in the News

Jul 23, 2012

Summer has been busy around Anikto, between speaking engagements and other deliverables. In between there’s been some very nice press around Anikto’s activities.

The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring

The Future of Remote Patient Monitoring

Jun 4, 2012

For all the wonderful technology that’s out there, much of it is inaccessible from the standpoint of cost, availability or awareness. How do we best utilize mobile apps and personal devices to improve health outcomes for the homebound patient?

The Things We Do For Love

The Things We Do For Love

May 19, 2012

This past week I had the honor of delivering the keynote at the Knowbility John Slatin AccessU Conference in Austin, TX. In this post I do a deeper dive on the process of innovation, how I work with my project teams and methods of connecting with stakeholders.

Comedy Routine Gives Voice to Man Without Speech

Comedy Routine Gives Voice to Man Without Speech

May 2, 2012

Lee Ridley, born with cerebral palsy and unable to speak since birth, transforms himself as a working stand-up comedian at London’s Soho Theatre thanks to new technology.

No Evidence of Food Deserts: A Rebuttal

No Evidence of Food Deserts: A Rebuttal

Apr 20, 2012

Two studies emerged this past week questioning the pairing of “food deserts” with the rate of obesity among urban populations. I wrote a rebuttal.

Digital Outcasts and Food Deserts

Digital Outcasts and Food Deserts

Apr 7, 2012

A food desert is a term given to any part of the industrialized world where healthy, affordable food is difficult for consumers to obtain. New technologies combined with community involvement may one day solve a growing health problem.

‘Soul Train’ a Model of Innovation and Inclusion

‘Soul Train’ a Model of Innovation and Inclusion

Mar 11, 2012

The passing of Don Cornelius, the inventor and host of the ‘Soul Train’ television program, reminds us of important lessons on innovation and inclusion.

Keynote for John Slatin AccessU for Knowbility

Keynote for John Slatin AccessU for Knowbility

Feb 19, 2012

It’s one thing when you get to meet your heroes and express your appreciate for the inspiration work they do. It’s quite another when they ask you to deliver a keynote at their conference. I’m twice humbled.

Interaction 12 Dublin Recap

Interaction 12 Dublin Recap

Feb 5, 2012

Having done a number of speaking engagements the last few years, I’ve discovered that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a conference or event truly worthwhile. Interaction 12, held this week by the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), was no different.

Interaction12 in Dublin

Interaction12 in Dublin

Jan 27, 2012

Next week begins the “Digital Outcasts 2012″ speaking tour, with the first stop at Interaction12 in Dublin.

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