Tag: hardware

Three programmable shortcut key buttons on every keyboard.

keyboard ball

I often listen to music during work and I equally often get disturbed by my co-workers… When they do interrupt me in my work, I mute all sound in my headphone to focus on their questions (or suggestions) but I only realise much later that I didn’t pauze the music (album) I was listening to. I have to go back to the music player and guess where I left off listening to start over my listening session. Therefor, a physical ‘pauze and mute’ button in my keyboard would be awesome. Or I could just press both the pauze and mute button…

But than again… I would love the idea that every keyboard in the world has 3 white label keys that are programmable. So I want this pauze and mute shortcut? I ‘program’ it as such. Other people could have make their shortcuts do other stuff, such as ‘open facebook in chrome’ or ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ shortcuts or whatever one would want…

GPS bracelets, app and games. #oipd

GPS bracelets help you find back your (small) children when on holiday or going somewhere crowded. You give a child a GPS bracelet and an app on your smartphone tells you where they are. It can also be used to track people who sleepwalk on dementing people that escape from a retirement home. Or in schools, when young kids go on an outing, the guiding teachers are more counting than enjoying the outing.

Basically GPS Bracelets make sure your loved ones never get lost anymore.

GPS bracelets; and you never get lost again.

In schools for instance; You can program the app that if someone is out-of-range of, let’s say, 25m an alarm goes off. Or if two people have the app (first and last in the cue) it says when someone is more than 5m out of the cue.

The GPS bracelets can also be used in custom GPS games for adult. 

The hardware part can be ordered in bulk, programmed and personalized via NFC and the smartphone app. Extra entertainment and games is payable. There will also be a Google Glass and iWatch app with the same functionality as the GPS bracelet.

Thanks Sam Hermans for inspiring me on this idea.