Introduction: D4E1 Communication Aid

Jacqueline and Gerarda are 2 enthusiastic older ladies. They live in the Zorghotel Heilig Hart in Kortrijk. Their children come several times a week. Both ladies like to go to the park. Their children like to push them forward in the wheelchair. Jacqueline and Gerarda mis a lot of non-verbal information. This is because they cannot see their children while talking.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Make the 3D-printing parts and attach these to the wheelchair.

Materials and tools that we have used:

  • Tripod
  • Mirror
  • Straps
  • Integration keys
  • 4 screws
  • 4 bolts
  • piece of bicycle tire
  • 3D-printer

Step 2: Attaching

Attach the mirror to one leg of the tripod.

Step 3: Saw the Tripod

Saw one leg of the tripod.

Step 4: Attach a Piece of a Bicycle Tire

Attach a piece of a bicycle tire on the tube of the weelchair.

And attach the 3D-print part who's already attached on the tripod, over the bicycle tire on the weelchair.

Step 5: Attach the Straps on the Mirror

To make sure the mirror doesn't fall while walking, attach 2 straps over the clip of the mirror.

Step 6: Testing

Go walking with the person in the wheelchair and communication aid, to make sure the vibration is enough reduced by the bicycle tire.

If there is to much vibration, you need to use a bigger piece of the bicycle tire.

Step 7: Visual Idea of the Communication Aid

If you want to have a visual idea of the communication aid when cliënts are using it, take a look to the movie: