Unpopular assistive technology

  • What device or tool did you choose? Lightweight, high-performance wheelchairs have been designed for organized sports, such as basketball, tennis, and racing.
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  • Who does it serve?Quickie All Court Basketball Wheelchair - FREE SPINERGY SPOX WHEELS
  • it serve people who can not physically walk or run.
  • How does it work?
  • light weight, better balanced, and more protective measure.
  • What design opportunities does it address?
  • people in weal-chairs who have difficulty playing basketball.
  • Why is it awesome?
  • Because it makes sports essay for those who can not play them due to there disability.
  • How can you imagine this device evolving in the next 10 years?
  • it might have remote controls that can help those who cannot move the wheelchair with there hands.

Jasdev, Julian, Sarah

ASSISTIVE TECH SCAVENGER HUNT: Group 2

  • What device or tool did you choose?
    • Key Guard for people with cerebral palsy.
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  • How does it work?
    • People with Cerebral Palsy are able to click keys on a key board because there is a dedicated space for each key now.
  • What design opportunities does it address?
    • People with cerebral palsy who want to use computers.
  • Why is it awesome?
    • It gives people with cerebral palsy the opportunity to use computers with ease.
  • How can you imagine this device evolving in the next 10 years?
    • making it adaptable to other computers and laptops, and making it more comfortable for the individual.

ASSISTIVE TECH SCAVENGER HUNT!J

  • What device or tool did you choose?
  • We chose an alternate keyboard.
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  •  Alternate Keyboard
  • Who does it serve?
  • It helps people who have muscle problems and cannot use precise muscle motions/movements.
  • How does it work?
  • It changes normal keys for easier-to-use keys enabling a person to use their computer more easily. The larger keys let users have more leeway in precision and an easier time in control.
  • What design opportunities does it address?
  • Alternate keyboards make them more accessible for people with disabilities
  • Why is it awesome?
  • It opens up the world of the interwebs while simultaneously providing multiple learning possibilities.
  • How can you imagine this device evolving in the next 10 years?
  • The device might encompass new technology such as motion detection and voice command. (also HOLOGRAMS!)
  • Zaheer, Nikolaos, Kaylah, Jaquan

ASSISTIVE TECH SCAVENGER HUNT!

ASSISTIVE TECH SCAVENGER HUNT!

Donald, Jose, Omar, Abraham

  • What device or tool did you choose?
  • Halo Cup
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  • Halo Cup
  • Who does it serve?
  • Small children.
  • How does it work?
  • The halo at the bottom keeps the cup from tipping over, preventing spills.
  • What design opportunities does it address?
  • How can we make the cup bigger?
  • Why is it awesome?
  • Now we can’t spill our drinks.
  • How can you imagine this device evolving in the next 10 years?
  • The halo won’t be attached to the cup, using magnets.

Assistive Tech Scavenger Hunt

Malcolm, Zacharry, Seleste, Eugene

  • What device or tool did you choose? A racing wheelchair
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  • Who does it serve? People who require wheelchairs, and also want to participate in races.
  • How does it work? It is a wheelchair, but with an extra third wheel extended in the front, which makes it faster and more maneuverable
  • What design opportunities does it address? How can we make a faster wheelchair?
  • Why is it awesome? It allows people in wheelchairs to race.
  • How can you imagine this device evolving in the next 10 years? Additional straps for increased safety.

Asistive Technology Blog

  • What device or tool did you choose?
    • Sip and Puff Device
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  • Who does it serve? – IT serves those who are not able to use a computer with their hands
  • How does it work? – Translates movements of the head to cursor movements
  • What design opportunities does it address? – Allows people without hands or function in their hands to use a computer
  • Why is it awesome? – You get to surf the web and watch youtube videos with that
  • How can you imagine this device evolving in the next 10 years? – Bluetooth technology connected to head movements