The Seeing Eye Mouse
Forget the great work that dogs can do with the disabled; what they can’t do is operate a computer on behalf of a person. We don’t blame our canine chums for that it’s not really been high on the list of skills needed to bark, roll over and be a good boy. But… it has left disabled people struggling to get the most out of new technology. Until now that is. Samsung have come up with a mouse that works on eye movements:
"Nice to meet you, everyone. I am happy that the eye mouse is developed in Korea. The eye mouse isn't just an IT device, but arms and legs for a patient with advanced disease. I hope that these kind of research will be continued.
That was the message that Hyung-Jin Shin sent out today in Seoul, South Korea, with the help of Samsung’s “eye mouse,” or Eyecan+, The Verge reports. It took an estimated 20 minutes to complete, but for Shin, a graduate student at Yonsei University who has been quadriplegic since birth, it was a step toward greater independence.”
Agile and TheStartup
Over at Forbes Magazine they’ve been examining the question of how to get more from less; that’s the perennial dilemma of any startup organization. The good news is that you can take a few lessons from the Agile school of development and apply them to the startup:
“Agile management is a popular form of project management that dominates the world of software development. Agile is certainly a great method for software development, but it can have a powerful impact on any startup, regardless of the startup’s nature, product, or deliverable.
Articles about agile management usually get bogged down in jargon like “continuous innovation, ” “iterative development,” “rolling wave planning, “nondeterministic approach,” or “adaptive project life cycle.”
Wanna Get Hired? Learn from This Lot
We love a great resume and that’s often what makes the difference between; “let’s talk” and “let’s not”. So here’s a great piece over at Youth Designer that looks at some awesome resumes that smashed open the doors of employment for some designers:
“The resume is a bird’s-eye view of our qualifications and character. In an open job position where there are multiple applicants, a greatly designed resume is a way to get noticed and be called for an interview.
If you are someone who is aiming for a position in the creative industry, then it is vital that you create a resume that is extraordinary, concise, and as genuine as possible.”
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