Help wanted. Problems that need solving!
The coursework for one of the modules I'm taking this year at university requires for us to design and manufacture something to help someone. That is the brief. It can be software or hardware based (we're studying electronic engineering).
To help us pick a suitable project that can be completed within 11 weeks, myself and two others are brainstorming all of the problems we can think of so that we can have a large range of problems to choose from and design a solution.
If you can think of something that is hard for a cetain group of people that could be made easier with an engineered solution or if you can think of a problem that needs solving, I would love for you to post it below.
Some quick examples, many of these have been solved by otheres, they are just examples:
- steps are a problem for wheel chair users, a deployable ramp for converting steps into a ramp safely
- jars are hard to open for those with weak wrists or arthiritus, an apparatus to aid in their opening
- educating people on what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint is hard. A website to give users a weekly suggestion of things in their life they might be able to change to be more environmentally friendly. They would be able to tick them as adopted or rejected and see a list of the things that they've changed for the better.