Tag Archives | assistive technology

Dual Purpose Wheelchair-Platform Swing (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Maggie Bates, Owen Breese, Elizabeth Cutolo, Sean Kennelly  ABSTRACT/BACKGROUND Individuals faced with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities require specialized services to help reach their full potential in the community. Many of them benefit greatly from mental stimulation, as it contributes to maintaining a better overall quality of life. Certain activities, such as swinging, achieve mental stimulation […]

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One Arm Drive Wheelchair Attachment (Caltech)

Catherine Pavlov, Tatiana Roy, Harry Golash and Teo Wilkening  ABSTRACT This project entailed the design of a mechanical wheelchair attachment for use by people with hemiplegia. The device adds on to a preexisting chair, modifying it to be operable with one arm. The device is adjustable and detachable, and allows for navigation in tight places […]

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PandaBraille: A Refreshable Electro-Tactile Braille Display with No Moving Parts (VIT University)

Supreeta Ray, Prithvi Monangi, Yamini Dubey, Taranand Mukhopadhyay, Aditya Dubey, Spandana Chervu, Theodore M. Moallem ABSTRACT Most of the assistive tools present in the market currently, designed for the people who have blindness  are very costly, not easily repairable and even if available, are not easily accessible by them, the vast majority of which is economically weak. […]

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The PALM pediatric wheelchair with the seat frame tilted back.

A Mass Customizable Low Cost Pediatric Wheelchair Solution for Distribution in Developing Countries (University of Pittsburgh)

Eric Williams, Nadwah Binti Onwi, Alexander Ashoff, Jorge Candiotti, Joseph Corrigan, Brandon Daveler, Aaron Greenbaum, Emma Harbert, Claire Hoelmer, Lauren Matevish, Esteban Ruiz, Natthasit Wongsirikul (University of Pittsburgh) Our team designed a low-cost mass-customizable pediatric wheelchair for distribution by charitable organizations in developing countries.

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Snapcut to Assist People Who Have Lost the Function of One of their Hands (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Olivia Davis ABSTRACT Sometimes we take advantage of the ease and accessibility that comes with having two arms and two hands. We tend to design with the assumption that our users have complete function as well, but what would our projects look like if we were to take a step to the side and form […]

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