The article, Amazing Innovation: Mobile Apps for the disabled , describes Nokia’s new application, ThinkControl , that reads your mind (ie, reads your brainwaves) to enable you to select a name from a contact list and place a phone call. The article goes on to describe a dozen other open-source mobile health projects to assist the disabled including:
MobileOCR–uses a powerful optical character recognition (OCR) engine to provide low vision and blind individuals with a way to read printed text
Haptic Braille Perception–present Braille characters on a mobile phone touch screen with the phone’s vibrator, called V-Braille. Studies so far have shown that with minimal training
Location Orienter–text to speech software and the Android location services to determine the users’ current location and speak the approximate address.