Inclusion: An adaptive seating and computer access system for a child with motor impairment
It is important to understand that a kid with disability has very tight constraints for optimal functioning. Developers have to work on a trial-and-error basis with the parents, kids and therapists to achieve the perfect design for the kid’s need.
We have expensive AAC devices for the kids. However, it is beyond their means to purchase these devices for use at home. Hence, we are unable to make any progress with their communication therapy.
There is a higher incidence of disability in the poorer and more vulnerable sections of the society.
This adaptive seating is an adaptive chair with angle-adjustable seat and back-rests and a height-adjustable foot-rest.
This project is made because of kids with multiple disabilities coming regularly for communication therapy. They have motor and speech impairments. To train them to use any type of AAC (Augmented and Alternative Communication), they have to first be in an optimal seating position.
- Angle-adjustable seat and backrest
- Light-weight tray in composite
- Height-Adjustable footrest
- Bill of material
- Electronics design
- Electronics production
- Embedded programming
Akila Surendran has made this project