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WHEELCHAIR MOBILITY

WHEELCHAIR MOBILITY

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  1. WHEELCHAIR MOBILITY Team 1 Malik Ismail Nathan Kong Jenson Lam Martin Leung

  2. AGENDA • Definitions • Problem Statement • Stakeholders • Current Solutions • The Project

  3. DEFINITIONS Community: Similarities in • Interests/opinions/views • Morales, ethics, desires Share experiences Emotional attachment Need: Anything fundamental towards one’s survival and living a healthy and happy life Quality of Life: The amalgamation of a good standard of living and a healthy environment General Definitions

  4. DEFINITIONS Our community is: Children (ages 0-18) with physical impairments who require wheelchairs in Toronto A need is Better mobility/safety upon changing elevations/positions regarding use of a wheelchair One’s quality of life is Ease with which children are able to integrate with society and engage in regular activities without being hindered by their disabilities Specific Definitions

  5. DETAILS 1% of the Canadian population (2000) Ontario Assistive Devices Program subsidizes 75% on wheelchairs Eligible for OADP if one has a physical disability of six months or longer Manual Wheelchairs range from 25-38 lbs Power Chairs range from 115-600 lbs Wheelchair Stats http://mobilitybasics.ca/adp.php http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/ http://www.newdisability.com/wheelchairstatistics.htm http://www.wheelchairpride.com/2010/07/how-many-wheelchair-users-are-there.html

  6. EXTENT Mobility and Safety Public accessibility • Curbs • Stairs • Steep (>5%) inclines Private accessibility • Changing positions • Bed • Chairs • Washroom of the Problem http://www.toronto.ca/parks/pdf/engagement/accessibility_guidelines.pdf

  7. Children with physical disabilities Hospitals/Rehabilitation centres Family members Caregivers Manufacturers STAKEHOLDERS People with Interest http://parentingspecialneeds.org/images/article/122.jpg http://nursinguniforms.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Nurses-love-2.jpg

  8. DETAILS Marlene Holder, Sick Kids Mobility Rehabilation Difficulty over curbs Moving a power wheelchair From a case study of 95 participants: • 74 injuries were from trips or falls • 58 were not using anti-tippers • 67 were not using seat belts • 50%+ of active wheelchair users experienced a wheelchair-related accident in the past 3 years User experience http://journals2.scholarsportal.info.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/show_html.xqy?uri=/00039993/v92i0006/892_warwwbiacwu.xml&school=toronto

  9. Technological attention Intuitiveness - “Eye Gaze” Wheel Chair - Wii Balance Board Bluetooth, infrared remote control PROJECT Current Solutions

  10. Bath rail • Sliding Board • Wide Scope • Age • Dependence on wheelchair • Caregivers • Home, car, public • Type of chair PROJECT Feasibility

  11. THANKYOU!