Custom WorkstationBy Fiebrink, Stephanie; Lipps, David; Simon, David; Welch, David; Rice, David A.; NSF 2007 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 222-223
Publication Date: 2010
Article describes a custom workstation designed for a woman with polio. She has limited ability to reach and regular desks do not accommodate the shape of her wheelchair. This L-shaped workstation is composed of 3 units. The first unit, the main portion of the workstation, is at an appropriate height to fit a wheelchair under the desk. There is a cutout in the left corner for the wheelchair joystick to maneuver. The second and third pieces are located to the left of the first unit. A shelf is located under each of these pieces, one specifically for the woman’s respirator. Both the second and third pieces also contain a section of the top that slides back to expose hanging file storage. On top of each sliding piece is an organizer tray with removable dividers. The total cost of this workstation was $338. It was designed by students at the School of Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2007/Chapter12,%20Tulane%20University.pdf