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This One Handed Food Workstation has been designed to give independence, convenience and assistance with day to day kitchen tasks. It is ideal for those who have difficulty in gripping or have only one hand available. The workstation has a clamp that can grip all sorts of food, bowls, jars or bottles and that is very easy to operate.
The Accessibility Mat came to turn Ford beliefs of mobility into a tangible piece capable of changing people’s lives. It is a new way to think mobility. A new way to move even when the driver is outside the car.
The StairSteady is a simple but brilliant award-winning concept originally invented by a Sheffield schoolgirl. It consists of a rail and a handle which moves freely when pushed but locks when weight is applied. It can help to keep you independent and safe on your stairs.
Designer: Gwenole Gasnier. It is a sink that can adapt to everyone. The common basin has been re-imagined with a simple alteration to accommodate all walks of life – a cut along the body of the piece to allow it to tilt according to the user’s height. By rocking around an axis, the design can be positioned to cater for a standing and seated adult or children. A locking system and a large overflow makes it secure in the two positions of use.
HanDo offers two types of prostheses, the Daily Functional Arm, which helps children with their daily performance in school, and the Sports Entertainment Arm, which is used for sports activities and exercise. This is an improvement from traditional prostheses, which only offer a single function and can only be used in limited situations. Users of HanDo can purchase additional kits to accommodate their own needs; in this way, child amputees are free to explore, grow, and develop with a lessened financial burden.
Gold award of IDSA
The Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit unlocks the potential of the Xbox Adaptive Controller with a powerful set of tools. It is a unified hub for devices that makes gaming more accessible to those with limited mobility. At its core, it is a base station with basic functionality: two large A and B buttons and a slightly oversized D-pad, home, menu, and info buttons. To truly unlock its potential, the user needs to connect other buttons, joysticks, or additional input devices to its many ports. This insight led the Logitech G team to develop an assortment of buttons that connect to these ports, turning it into a powerful controller for gamers facing a wide variety of physical challenges.
Silver award of IDSA
Oneware, is an add-on tool for the sink specially devised for people with only a single functioning arm to carry out various kitchen processes more effectively. Oneware consists of a main frame and two modular units — a chopping board to facilitate cutting and a silicone net for more efficient dishwashing. The inspiration for the creation came from watching his uncle, a stroke victim, face many challenges during meal preparation. “That is when I felt I could design products that could assist him. Oneware endeavours to bring cooking to everyone with its elegant and versatile designs,” he said.
National Winner in the James Dyson Award
Domstate Zorghotel is a rehabilitation centre in Utrecht, the Netherlands, designed by Dutch studio Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe to give patients a hotel experience. In the patients' rooms elements such as a mirror, a shelf and a headboard hang from a curved rail on the wall on thick leather straps. As well as providing a striking visual element, the rail can be used for rehabilitation exercises. Straps on handles and peepholes placed at different levels cater to patients with different levels of mobility.
The spoon was designed by a biotech company to improve the lives of people with diseases like Parkinson's. It can counteract the hand tremors caused by Parkinson's disease by its own vibrations. The spoon uses AI algorithms to determine whether the user's movement is intentional or unintentional. If the movement is unintentional, the spoon reverses motion to counteract the user's tremor.
Called Walking Wheelchair, the vehicle allows its occupant to engage with their surroundings at the height of an able-bodied person, which is beneficial both on a social and logistical level. London architect Suzanne Brewer has created a prototype wheelchair with only two wheels and a saddle seat that takes the user from seated to standing in one fluid movement.
Designing Disability by Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal physical access for the disabled through the evolution of the iconic International Symbol of Access (ISA). The book draws on design history, material culture and recent critical disability studies to examine not only the development of a design icon, but also the cultural history surrounding it. Infirmity and illness may be seen as part of human experience, but disability ' is a social construct, a way of thinking about and responding to a natural human condition. Elizabeth Guffey 's highly original and wide-ranging study considers the period both before and after the introduction of the ISA, tracing the design history of the wheelchair, a product which revolutionised the mobility needs of many disabled people from the 1930s onwards. She also examines the rise of barrier-free architecture ' in the reception of the ISA, and explores how the symbol became widely adopted and even a mark of identity for some, especially within the Disability Rights Movement. Yet despite the social progress which is inextricably linked to the ISA, a growing debate has unfurled around the symbol and its meanings. The most vigorous critiques today have involved guerrilla art, graffiti and studio practice, reflecting new challenges to the relationship between design and disability in the twenty-first century.
Publication Date: 2017-12-28
Raising a Child Who Has a Physical Disability by Parenting a child who has a physical disability can be complicated. This book will make your job easier. Compassionate, helpful, and based on real-life experience, it will help you handle every facet of raising and loving your special child, including: * Finding the right physical and mental health professionals * Solving stressful situations within the family * Boosting your child's confidence and self-esteem * Developing a proper support team you can trust * Dealing with hospitalizations and emergencies * Handling medical equipment at home * Managing medications, special diets, and hygiene needs * Getting a reluctant school district to meet your child's educational needs * Selecting a guardian or arranging for long-term custodial care You'll also find information about school placement options, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and lists of medical specialists, organizations, and government programs that offer help for children with physical needs.
Publication Date: 1995-04-03
The Road Back by Young people often take their healthy bodies for granted, but anyone at any time can suddenly become disabled. Here is a straightforward exploration of both the physical and emotional obstacles young people must overcome in accepting their disabilities and learning to live life over again.
Publication Date: 1993-08-01
Doing Disability Differently by This ground-breaking book aims to take a new and innovative view on how disability and architecture might be connected. Rather than putting disability at the end of the design process, centred mainly on compliance, it sees disability - and ability - as creative starting points for the whole design process. It asks the intriguing question: can working from dis/ability actually generate an alternative kind of architectural avant-garde? To do this, Doing Disability Differently: explores how thinking about dis/ability opens up to critical and creative investigation our everyday social attitudes and practices about people, objects and space argues that design can help resist and transform underlying and unnoticed inequalities introduces architects to the emerging and important field of disability studies and considers what different kinds of design thinking and doing this can enable asks how designing for everyday life - in all its diversity - can be better embedded within contemporary architecture as a discipline offers examples of what doing disability differently can mean for architectural theory, education and professional practice aims to embed into architectural practice, attitudes and approaches that creatively and constructively refuse to perpetuate body 'norms' or the resulting inequalities in access to, and support from, built space. Ultimately, this book suggests that re-addressing architecture and disability involves nothing less than re-thinking how to design for the everyday occupation of space more generally.
Publication Date: 2014-07-08