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Coming Soon: Health by Design Contest Answered

Coming soon to Instructables.com: the Health by Design Contest! We want to see any Instructable that can promote a healthy lifestyle or make life easier for those whose lives have been changed by injury, sickness, or a disability.

This contest is open to all sorts of Instructables. Promote activity with an inexpensive bit of exercise equipment, make a prosthetic limb, mod a wheelchair, it's totally up to you.

Prizes and more info to come soon.

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masterochicken
masterochicken

11 years ago

Does  scoli oli osis ( scoliosis ) count as a disability?

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Dr.Hax
Dr.Hax

Reply 11 years ago

if it is symptomatic (causing problems) then i'd say it is.  some people live their whole lives with quite pronounced scoliosis and have no problems, others have relatively minor curvature but suffer from problems sue to weight distribution on the joints, stiffness, degeneration of the spine, and other secondary problems.

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masterochicken
masterochicken

Reply 11 years ago

My girlfriend has scoliosis and it's apparently quite painful.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Kitewife has it, and her only real symptom is the occasional stiff back.  However, a quick google reveals that it can be very debilitating (even disabling) in some cases, so a project aimed at relieving the symptoms would be wholly appropriate for the contest.


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Emsaid
Emsaid

Reply 11 years ago

i would have to agree i got it just a little my self

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crazyhalofreak
crazyhalofreak

Reply 10 years ago

i also have scoliosis, and if someone were to do an 'ible to do with that, i would be very grateful, as mine is fairly painful.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

11 years ago

My uncle's in a wheel chair, he'd love this!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

"Wheelchair user" is the preferred "people first" phrasing.  Not a criticism, just FYI.

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Ok then, thanks. My Uncle is very easy going about these sorts of things so I am never really caught up on it, but others may be annoyed by my terminology so I will definitely try keep this in mind for the future.

Again, thanks!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

No problem!  My wife is executive director of California's State Independent Living Council, and used to be ED of an ILC.  I learned this stuff pretty early in our relationship ;-)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

I imagine you would have!

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willrandship
willrandship

11 years ago

According to the newsletter it's sponsored by Humana and the first prize is a Wii with Wii fit Plus. Just FYI for those who haven't seen it.

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jenniahart
jenniahart

11 years ago

This is a great idea!!! I'll be looking forward to the dates and more information.

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aprilins
aprilins

11 years ago

When is it going to start? I can't wait to enter....I have just the perfect project for this! *Please* let it be open to everyone....

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Brainiac90
Brainiac90

11 years ago

 Awesome, can't wait to enter, my stepfather had a heart-attack in February so I've been working on all kinds of recipes to minimize his salt intake, been looking for other ways to help, so hopefully I'll have something in time :D

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 years ago

New ones only?  Existing ones?  Who's the sponsor, and how provincial are they?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, new ones. We're not making a new book.

Sponsor TBA.

Provincial?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

U.S. and Canada only, or open to the whole Instructables community?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

TAB, although signs are tending towards the latter.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 11 years ago

TAB = TBA as Yoda would say it.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Usually, the only contest that allows projects published before the contest was announced is the Hallowe'en contest.


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Ervineng
Ervineng

11 years ago

im going to make a prosthetic hand (H) and when is this contest coming out ??

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

Brilliant! Got a big electronics project half finished along these lines. Hope the end date isn't too soon!