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New 4 You Summer 2016

New 4 You


With safety and accessibility in mind, TetraGear has designed a line of dynamic, multiuse LED lights for people with scooters, wheelchairs and bicycles. Waterproof and visible at 360 degrees, TetraGear hopes its touch-sensitive controller will help those with limited dexterity to feel safer while out at night.


Made to help parents and their children, Smartbe is the first intelligent stroller. A bottle warmer, anti-theft sensor, automated rocker, music and webcam are just the beginning. When you add the self-propelling technology, Smartbe has the potential to go places!


A product that began as a study in autism has the potential to reduce SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Embrace is a medical-quality device that vibrates to inform the wearer when a seizure is about to occur. A designated emergency contact can be alerted and given the location and time of the seizure. While the device is currently only available for pre-order, it has been used for testing in more than 30 countries.

Stuck in Bed Fitness

Exercise is key to health and wellness. With Stuck in Bed Fitness, consumers can safely and effectively use resistance bands to complete different levels of exercise. Stuck in Bed Fitness can help with short- and long-term rehabilitation for people in recovery, and benefit those who are unable to exercise in traditional environments.


The Orbit braille reader is the first ever affordable, portable, refreshable braille reader. Until now, braille displays have cost around $3,000, putting them out of reach for many. In contrast, the Orbit braille reader will retail for under $400 (available from the CNIB online shop in the fall), providing an important new solution for many people.

Plaque HD

The two-minute teeth-brushing rule may soon be rendered unnecessary with Plaque HD’s new plaque-identifying toothpaste. The toothpaste, along with sodium fluoride and mint flavouring, also has a disclosing agent that turns plaque teal and allows the user to brush more effectively.

Eyegaze Edge

The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, the user can generate speech either by typing a message or selecting pre-programmed phrases. The Eyegaze Edge is helping people to write books, attend school and experience better quality of life.


New forms of social media are hard to come by in the modern digital age—but Tapstack is challenging this with its new interface, which allows people to simultaneously shoot and send photos or videos. Unlike other social media apps, Tapstack does not allow the images to be edited, but instead offers a real “in the moment” feel for users. In addition, “Taps” can be saved to shared albums. With its simplicity, Tapstack is a great way for families to stay in touch.

NUA Robotics Smart Suitcase

For the traveller who always has her hands full, NUA Robotics has developed a “smart suitcase” with a camera sensor and Bluetooth pairing to allow it to follow its owner. The technology boasts hands-free use, and the ability to charge on the go. The suitcase can also send real-time data, such as its weight and location, right to your smartphone.


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