Adapting Assistive Devices for Use in Burundian Refugee Camp in Tanzania


Some children who use wheelchairs and communications devices are unable to keep their arm in a consistent position and therefore cannot consistently access a switch to operate their communication devices or wheelchairs.


Select 1 -3 of the following from the WHO list of assistive devices for this assignment: a walking frame (#44), canes/ sticks (#5) , and a standard wheelchair (#46). The solution should (1) increase accessibility and function of assistive devices and (2) consider factors for real-world implementation: Proposed solutions should be implementable based on factors such as cost, transportation, and adoption.

Provided by HelpAge at George Hacks 2018 Medical Solutions Hackathon.

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