Navigating Changes in Mobility Aids, Accessibility, & VR Fitness
Steven and Shaun address the unfortunate closure of the company responsible for the Sunu band, a unique mobility aid designed to assist navigation using sonar technology. This wrist-worn device was especially useful for individuals using a cane or guide dog. A statement from the company’s founder sheds light on this development, providing context and expressing the sentiments surrounding the closure.
The discussion transitions to a host of fresh accessibility updates introduced by Google and Xbox, aimed at enhancing user experiences. Detailed insights on these updates can be found on Paul Thurrott’s blog, providing a deeper understanding of how these tech giants are advancing accessibility.
Lastly, the episode ventures into the realm of virtual reality (VR) fitness with a spotlight on a new treadmill by VirtuaWalk. This innovative treadmill allows users to walk and turn safely within a VR environment, offering a novel way to experience exercise. Steven shares snippets from his engaging conversation with the CEO of VirtuaWalk, illuminating the potential this holds for the fitness landscape.