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3D printing research

by davebanes

Dear Members,

If you are an occupational therapist or a student of occupational therapy, we kindly request for you to participate in an online survey about 3D printing for occupational therapy (experience with 3D printing is not required!).

As 3D printing is still relatively new in occupational therapy, we want to understand the opinions of occupational therapists about the potential use of 3D printing for making assistive technologies for their clients. This survey is part of a larger research project in which Tilburg University (in the Netherlands) collaborates with Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and several rehabilitation centers. The goal of this project is to develop and research a new service to design and make 3D-printed assistive technologies for everyday activities.

Filling in the survey takes about 20-25 minutes and participation is fully anonymous. If needed, we can provide official proof of your participation in this scientific study. If you want to read more information about this study, or if you would like to participate, please click the following link (according to your language preference):

English survey:

https://tilburghumanities.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cFIfJV2FVyweK4B

German survey:

https://tilburghumanities.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rNiqAyvA4cuJmd

Dutch survey:

https://tilburghumanities.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahLi62Zfz5z1fEN

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Digital Camera Adaptive System for Handicapped People

by davebanes

This equipment group can be printed and mounted to a stand so that someone in a wheelchair with very limited mobility of their hands can still use a digital camera with control over pan, tilt, zoom, and shutter. Most digital cameras have tiny buttons and controls requiring fine motor skills and are not usable by people with hand disabilities (arthritis, cerebral palsy, etc). I created this device as part of a project for a class I was in. My mother in law, who has severe rheumatoid arthritis and has very limited fine motor skills of her hands, tested this adaptive equipment and found she could easily use it to take photos with a Sony digital camera. The controls could be tweaked to work with other types of digital cameras as well. The setup was powered by Arduino Uno. Three microservos (zoom, shutter, pan) and a standard servo (tilt) and seven microswitches were used to bring it all together for electronics hardware. I created a wooden mount box that would fit on a wheelchair tray.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1051549

Digital Camera Adaptive System for Handicapped People
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3D Design Contest, win a Makerbot Replicator+ 3D Printer!

by Access3Dservices

Hello, I'm the Operations Director at a Center for Independent Living, where we work with people with disabilities of any kind to help them live independently and participate fully in all aspects of community living.

I'm posting to let everyone know that Access 3D Services and our parent nonprofit, Access Independence, are running a contest from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 for 3D printable designs to help people with disabilities live more independently. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Makerbot Replicator+ 3D Printer and eSun filament, and the runner-up will receive an Airwolf3D Gift Basket and 7Tech 3D Pen.

For more information about the contest or to find out how to submit your design, please visit www.access3dservices.com!

Thanks,
Joe Eckert, Operations Director, Access 3D Services / Access Independence

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Camera Mount Adapters for AT Switches

by atmakers

Hi folks,

Just wanted to let you know I've released a set of Camera Mount Adapters for common AT Switches.

This lets you use everyday camera clamps, tripods, etc. for mounting and positioning.

I have a guide w/videos here: http://atmakers.org/2017/02/at-switch-adapters/

Here's a collection of the Things http://www.thingiverse.com/atmakers/collections/at-switch-adapters-by-atmakers

Bill

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Licornio/Head pointer

by davebanes

Head pointers is essential aid for people with limited hand use, for activities including turning pages, drawing, as a keyboard aid or a pencil holder.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1280469

Licornio/Head pointer
by ceapat
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low pressure switch enclosure for 6mm momentary switch

by davebanes

Part of a hackaday.com to make a game controller for people with physical disabilities
http://wp.me/pk3lN-pNO

You can also contribute at www.thecontrollerproject.com

This case uses a simple lever design to reduce the force necessary to push a 6mm momentary switch from 60 grams down to about 15grams of pressure.

there are two versions here. One that snaps together and one that is more rugged that will need to be drilled. I use a piece of paperclip as a hinge on the more rugged one.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:106420

low pressure switch enclosure for 6mm momentary switch
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Memory Ring

by davebanes

This ring is designed for people that would like to remember things better. It is designed for a person to spin the spinner opening to uncover a letter, the first letter of the thing they are trying to remember.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1105912

Memory Ring
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Wheelchair for people in third world countries 'HU-GO'

by davebanes

This will be my entry to the AssistiveTech competition.

Its a wheelchair for people that need one!

I call it 'HU-GO'

I am adding more parts daily.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1081797

Wheelchair for people in third world countries 'HU-GO'
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