My client with ALS does not have the strength to reach and press elevator buttons and door opening buttons. She would benefit from a devices that is attached to her power wheelchair that can reach buttons (blunt rubber tip) and the angle of the reacher can be adjusted. The person would use their power wheelchair to apply force, so the reacher would need to be made from a material that can lock in to place. The person lives in a condo building and needs to press 3 different buttons to enter/exit.
I run engineering design projects at the University of Ottawa where we focus on accessibility projects. The projects would run over a semester (Sep-Nov, Jan-Mar, May-Jul) and I think we can help with this! If you are interested I’d love to meet and explain our program, please message back here or send me an email at [email protected].
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