I CREATE FOR PARALYSIS PROJECT (Gorham, NH)
Join Assistive Technology in New Hampshire (ATinNH) for an Assistive Technology Makers Workshop. This hands-on workshop will empower participants with the knowledge, skills, tools and materials to create assistive technology solutions in minutes. Over the course of the day-long workshop, participants will fabricate a variety of solutions to support individuals who experience paralysis.
These workshops are brought to you through a grant from the High Impact Innovative Technology Assistance Grant Program through the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Participants will fabricate five devices for themselves or to give to someone affected. These devices could include independent living aids such as:
- Adjustable universal cuffs for eating and drinking;
- Cup holders for wheelchairs, canes, crutches and walkers;
- One-handed and hands-free iPad holders for tables, walkers, recliners, etc.;
- Devices for food preparation, dressing, bathing, transferring and self-care;
- Devices for outdoor tasks;
- Devices to reduce slips and falls;
- Solutions for virtual participation in community events and activities.
These workshops are open to service providers, caregivers, family members and end users who experience difficulty or the inability to move their upper or lower extremities due to paralyzing conditions such as Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Spinal Cord Injury.
All workshops are free, and lunch will be on your own. Registration Opens May 1, 2017.