Obe is 3,5 years old. He has a severe mental delay, troubles with eating and is being seen by 9 different medical specialists in UZ Gent. His mental age is around 12 months. He has a hypotone image, can't walk yet without an aid( he can walk with a walking aid and hopefully can walk by himself by the summer).He doesn't appear to have any feelings of hunger or interest in food. He can't eat/drink by himself. He gets fed through a tube as a supplement for his calorieintake. There are also visual problems but testing this has proven to be difficult. Obe now wears glasses of -7 but keeping it on is the issue. Aid: An aid that helps Obe keep his glasses on his head. He usually pulls this off.
Step 1: Step 1 : Materials & Tools
Here are materials that we used for this project. everything you see is standard
- Most of the materials are from the helmet itself.
We use straps and foam from the helmet.
Specifications: Size: XS 46-52 cm Weight: 230 grams
- You will need a transparent plastic sheet, we used pvc, to make the shield
- Velcro (but not that much, you can take some off the helmet you bought)
- You will need screws and bolts, 16mm x 4mm (x2)
- Rubber spacers for between helmet and the shield to create space in between (but you can use other alteratives.) We liked rubber because it provides flexibility. 16mm x 5 mm (x4)
- Screwdriver: to mount the bolts
- Dremel or drill with a 4mm drill bit. Bore 2 holes in helmet headband.
- Use superglue, hot glue, or fabric glue to attach the velcro.
- You're ready to go!
Step 2: Step 2: Preparation Before Assembly
- Remove everything inside the helmet; we need the headband tightening system, straps, velcro, and cushions.
Step 3: Step 3: Parts From the Helmet
Now that we have everthing that we need form helmet, we need to add velcro to-
- The straps
- The sides of the headband tightening system
Step 4: Step 4: Now We Bore Holes in the Frame and PVC Sheet
- Cut your face shield out of the PVC.
- Bore two holes in the pvc and headband, in order to attach the two.
- Add screws and spacers to ensure alignment BEFORE drilling through PVC.
Step 5: Step 5: Assembly
Now We have everything we need to make the helmet
- Screw everything together
- Be sure the bolt is threaded through your spacer, this will expose the threads allowing you to add the nut.
- You can paint the visor as desired for sytle!
Step 6: Step 6: Last Touches
- Velcro on straps and cushions!
Step 7: Step 7: Final Product
Our prototype worked!!
Thanks to my team
CLIËNT: Mazyn Obe
IPO: Dugashvilli Nika, Westfall Adam
ERGO: Banckaert Robin, Wambacq Kelly
We pull this off, and if you want to see how we came up with this solution you can follow,
it in our blog