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Re: Request for Ideas: Health and Wellness Products and Services for Disabled Users

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Apr 26, 2012 9:08PM


Since this is already off topic, lol.
Pedometer with talking pulse measurement and auto-timer would make
working out a lot easier and more enjoyable.
(I know there are some iPhone apps for this with bluetooth, but quite
frankly I do not want to take a bulky and expensive thing like my
iPhone to the gym).
I've always wanted a gps-enabled device like a writeband that can help
me orient in open water swimming or walking across a large pitch
(receiver or gps co-ordinates (accurate within, say, 30 feet) used as
a starting point, but then I can somehow associate vibrations on part
of the wrist band to that "beacon" or location and know which
direction it is in (would be wonderful for open water swimming and
marathongs).
Of course we could also think up some online products. ;)
Back on topic, but I just had to have some fun with this.
-B

On 4/26/12, Elle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Thanks, Ryan, and thank you to those who have replied privately (always
> welcome).
>
>
> Cheers,
> Elle
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Ryan E. Benson
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:
>
>> Elle,
>>
>> There's a site I used to recommend, but I am drawing a blank, Enable
>> Mart (http://www.enablemart.com/) is a similar site. You can maybe use
>> that for ideas?
>>
>> --
>> Ryan E. Benson
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Elle < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> > All:
>> >
>> > As some of you know, I work for a large health insurance company.
>> Recently,
>> > our product team sent out an internal request for ideas to improve our
>> > overall products and services that we offer to our members in the
>> future. I
>> > loved that they chose to crowd source this, and I decided that I should
>> do
>> > likewise and ask the WebAIM list the same question. I'll take your
>> > ideas
>> > and incorporate them into a submission on behalf of the accessibility
>> team
>> > for their 2013 product planning sessions.
>> >
>> > What innovative products or services could a health and wellness
>> > company
>> > offer to disabled users to make life easier?
>> >
>> >
>> > I really appreciate any feedback you give.
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Elle
>> > ** <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23a11y>;
>> > >> > >> > >> >> >> >>
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>
>
> --
> If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood,
> divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast
> and endless sea.
> - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
> > > >