Low-income disabled people in Colombia routinely face problems in accessing reasonably priced assistive devices and disability products. The standard, low-cost Proaid M wheelchair, made with assembled laminated wood components and commercially available materials, is an object-based response to this problem. Based on the Proaid M design, a new model—the Proaid E—was developed for a 12-year old child with mixed cerebral palsy. The project combined the analytical systemic model “Disabled People-Built Environment” with a focus on user-centered design. The end result of this project brought about a marked improvement in the quality of life of an individual who had previously been denied the minimum necessary conditions for basic mobility.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Ergonomics in Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design|
|Editors||Marcelo Soares, Francisco Rebelo|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States|
Duration: 27 Jul 2016 → 31 Jul 2016
|Name||Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing|
|Conference||International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, AHFE 2016|
|City||Walt Disney World|
|Period||27/07/16 → 31/07/16|
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- Assistive devices
- Industrial design