Eelke Folmer
Human+ Lab
University of Nevada, Reno

Our Research in the News

2016

Slate - How Technology Is Helping the Blind Navigate the Physical World

2015

BBC Click - The Brave New World of Generation Open
MIT Technology Review - Fitness Technology That Helps the Blind Get Moving
ACM SIGACCESS Newsletter - Exploring the use of an aerial robot to guide blind runners

2014

GizMag Magazine - SIMVIZ simulates visual impairments with see-through VR display
Reno Gazette - UNR shows off latest research on drones, robots

2013

MIT Technology Review - Camera Lets Blind People Navigate with Gestures
Polygon - Blind games: The next battleground in Accessibility
Reuters - For blind campers, a first chance to swim and canoe
IEEE Computer - Game Accessibility: Enabling Everyone to Play
New Scientist - Blinded by sun? Let your steering wheel guide you
Discovery News - A Vibrating Steering Wheel For Blind Spots
Yahoo Voices - Haptic Researchers Devise Way to Avoid Car Accidents Caused by Glare
Gizmodo - Haptic Steering Wheels Could Save You From the Blinding Sun
Phys.org - Vibrating steering wheel may rescue driver from blinding glare
Dvice - Buzzy steering wheel saves you from bright light blindness

2012

New Scientist - Robot sensing and smartphones help blind navigate
ACM Technews - University of Nevada, Reno Scientists Design Low-Cost Indoor Navigation System for Blind
Redorbit - Indoor Navigation System Gives Guide Dogs A Rest
Phys.org - Scientists design indoor navigation system for blind
Gizmag - Navatar system could help the blind navigate indoors
PETA - Science Team Presenting 'Seeing Eye' App at St. Paul IEEE Convention Nets PETA Award

2011

Fox 11 - Interview VI Fit
Perkins School of the Blind Newsletter - Video Games are all Greek to Eelke Folmer
Da Vinci Award nomination - interview tony morelli

2010

The President's Challenge Newsletter - Putting the 'We" in Wii for Children with Visual Impairments
Kotaku - VI Fit Is Wii Sports For The Blind
CNET - Putting the 'we' in Wii for blind gamers
Smarter Technology - Video Game to Get Blind Children Moving and Laughing
Games Radar - Being Blind doesn't mean you can't play videogames

2008

SlashDot - Hacks Allowing Disabled Gamers To Play Guitar Hero
Kotaku - Frets On Fire For The Blind
Wired Game|Life - Guitar Hero for the Blind
Reno News and Review - Guitar Hero