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Access to Context-Appropriate Products

People with disabilities often face barriers to living independently. What new physical or digital products, or ways to provide access to existing products, can we design that will provide support to people with disabilities?

Keep in mind that context is key - products should be accessible, affordable, usable, durable and maintainable. Let’s ensure that people with disabilities have the tools that they need to live healthy and prosperous lives.

To kick start your brainstorming, a few ideas that would fit into this category include:

  • Designs for new products that would allow persons with physical or mental impairments to improve their mobility or increase access to existing places and services.
  • Adaptations to existing products and tools such as wheelchairs, glasses, prosthetics, hearing aids, prosthetics, ramps, urinary management tools, and cushions.
  • Improving product-related services and delivery such as wheelchair servicing, eyeglass fitting, or installation of ramps to buildings.
  • New businesses that would support wider distribution to remote areas.

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Grit 3D  is providing functionality and confidence to upper Limb Amputees through Modular Arms, enabling them to do their daily life work.

Grit 3D is providing functionality and confidence to upper Limb Amputees through Modular Arms, enabling them to do their daily life work.

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CASPER aims to build a database of 3D scans for amputees; facilitating access to 3D printed prosthesis in developing countries like Nigeria

CASPER aims to build a database of 3D scans for amputees; facilitating access to 3D printed prosthesis in developing countries like Nigeria

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Robotics Association of Nepal aims to create a cybercafe where differently abled people can have access to digital world & technology.

Robotics Association of Nepal aims to create a cybercafe where differently abled people can have access to digital world & technology.

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