Works & Aesthetics
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"The One-Man Band"

Assistive Technology Device

Assistive Technology Device

Conceptualization and creation of assistive device for a 10 yr old kid with cerebral palsy. Oct. 2017 - Dec. 2017.

The goal of this project was to design an assistive device for Wisdom, who is 10 years old and has cerebral palsy. Wisdom is from Kenya and really enjoys playing music on the iPad. However, he will probably go back to Kenya in a year and will no longer have access to an iPad. That is why i came up with an idea of building a tray and some musical instruments that can attach and de-tach from the base (tray) so that he can choose what type of instrument he wants to play (just like the GarageBand app in the iPad).

This one-man band device is personalized to the user's skills and measurements. Wisdom has limited function in his left arm, and slight movement skills in his right arm. Also, he has no grip and little strength. All of these constraints were taken into consideration when ideating and designing the device.

Initial ideas - Sketches

Initial ideas - Sketches

Measurements of tray

Measurements of tray

The final instruments

The final instruments

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