Camera Opens Doors for StudentBy Moreau, Jennifer; Canada.com,
Publication Date: March 3, 2010
Article features a video camera adapted for a high school student with cerebral palsy who uses a power wheelchair. The Polecam is described as a small high-definition camera on the end of an eight foot boom that attaches to the wheelchair. The student can control the chair’s movement with his right hand, change the camera’s angle with his left using a joystick, and adjust the camera’s height with a sip and puff device that raises or lowers the boom. According to its developer CanAssist, a University of Victoria based program that helps people with disabilities gain access to specialized equipment, their advanced prototype allows videographers with disabilities to shoot professional quality footage that would typically require up to three nondisabled camera operators. The student used his new Polecam to film some Olympics related festivities near Vancouver in February.
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