Life Labs is committed to providing support to innovative projects and organizations that seek to make a difference for people living with disabilities. Our team can offer assistance in a variety of areas, from grant sponsorship to technical expertise to strategic guidance to help develop your projects. Below are some examples of our ongoing work.
Do you have a project that could benefit people with disabilities? Get in touch with us to find out how a partnership with Life Labs could help bring your ideas to life.
What We Support
Google Glass Eye-Control App for Wheelchairs
Life Labs has partnered with Steve McHugh, a mechanical and software engineer from Boston, to crowdfund and build the first ever eye-control app using Android and Google Glass for motorized wheelchair users. Having successfully crowdfunded an Indiegogo campaign, we will be working with Steve over the next year to further support this exciting project. Learn more about this project here.
Accessible Mobile Gaming Station & the AbleGamers Foundation
The AbleGamers Foundation believes that video games have powerful cognitive and social benefits, and is working to ensure that everyone is able to play. Life Labs is partnering with AbleGamers to provide grant writing and technical support for a prototype for a mobile accessible gaming station for use in children’s hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and UCP Affiliates.
Human-Centered Computing Research on Touchscreen Accessibility
Life Labs is collaborating with the University of Maryland’s Dr. Leah Findlater and Dr. Jon Froehlich in their work to make touchscreen devices more accessible to users with varying motor abilities. Life Labs is providing grant sponsorship and other support as needed to help develop this innovative project.
The Fat Finger App
Developed by a Speech Language Pathologist, “The Fat Finger” app is a text-to-speech program that helps individuals with visual or fine motor difficulties write messages on mobile or tablet devices and then reads them out loud to ensure accuracy. Life Labs is helping to promote the Fat Finger app, and five percent of its sales will go directly to supporting Life Labs.
Digital Me by Pivec Labs
Digital Me develops cognitive apps and programs to help young people gain the skills and confidence they need to thrive in work and life. Life Labs has partnered with Digital Me to promote their development and support their crowdfunding efforts. Learn more about their projects.
Need support for your work? Get in touch with Life Labs today!