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Sep. 8, 2017 12:49 pm

Learn about new frontiers in assistive technology

Hackaday NYC is hosting an event Sept. 21 at Kickstarter HQ.

A WearWorks user walks through Greenpoint.

(Image courtesy of Urban-X)

If you need something to get your Maker Faire juices flowing, Hackaday NYC is hosting a discussion and demo later this month at Kickstarter’s HQ in Greenpoint.

The talk will feature Anita Perr and R. Luke Dubois of the NYU Ability Project, and Andrew Chepaitis, of ELIA Life Technology. It will also feature a demonstration by the very cool startup WearWorks, which just graduated from Urban-X’s program. WearWorks makes a wearable device, the Wayband, that assists people with vision impairments in walking around the city, by sending different buzzes to the device, worn on the wrist.

Hackaday NYC is a group which convenes the maker community for talks and demos.

“Makers can talk about their projects, how they created, what resources they’ve discovered, and what they’ve learned along the way,” according to the group.

Hackaday NYC + Kickstarter: Assistive Tech, Maker Faire, and more

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017, 6:30 PM

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Location details are available to members only.

73 Makers Attending

Join us on Thursday, September 21st as Hackaday MakeIt NYC teams up with Kickstarter for a pre-Maker Faire Meetup! We’ll feature awesome talks and demos with a special spotlight on Assistive Technologies. Stay tuned for more details!CURRENTLY CONFIRMED:Anita Perr & R. Luke Dubois  (The NYU Ability Project)Anita Perr, PhD, ATP, FAOTA, is a Clini…

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Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Brooklyn. His work has previously appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, CT Financial News and the New Canaan News. There's little he loves more than great tweets on Twitter.com.

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