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Automated shaving device
An Irish student has developed a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity.

An Irish student has developed a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity. EnableArm was inspired by Aaron’s late grandfather who suffered from limited hand dexterity due to a stroke. It is a fully functional device capable of shaving facial hair for people with limited use of their hands.

Navigate with your feet

Insoles with vibrating pods for navigation.
Insoles with vibrating pods for navigation. They are connected to your mobile phone via Bluetooth and direct you by vibrating left or right.

This device works by using your phone’s GPS navigation, connecting to pods in your shoes, issuing vibrations in the pods to direct you left or right.
As usual, we are not endorsing this product, just putting it out there as cool stuff.  For more information, click here.

Purchase Analysis Report

New Purchase Analysis Report

If you are using a regular library application to manage your AT library, consider this Purchase Analysis report.  If you were looking for a single tool to measure the effectiveness of your program, this is it.  This report provides analysis of your loans, regarding subsequent purchases of the trialed AT.  It lists the numbers of loans that (a) resulted in a purchase and (b) those that did not result in a purchase, and the relative percentages.  This information is presented from a number of aspects.

Purchase Breakdown

  • Program-wide
  • Product
  • Location
  • Location Product

This report is available to library administrators at the touch of a button, bringing valuable management to your fingertips.

R3D3

As well as making cars, Hyundai, as a by-product of automobile automation, has branched out into personal mobility robots.  Robocob might be coming to a police station near you sooner than you think.  See full details here.

Software Upgrade

Software Upgrade to version 5.3.0.  This version includes the following:

  • Smarter Check-out – Skip stages in the check-out process if there is only one choice.
  • Redesigned Reporting – Graphical reporting is presented in a new page, with less clutter
  • Added functionality to show/hide system products to allow them to be imported from the central cache into your library
  • Updated the Password Reset process
A pie chart showing the total stock broken down by status, listing value and count.
A pie chart showing the total stock broken down by status, listing value and count. This report/graphic is a brilliant way to get an instant picture of the stock utilisation within your library.