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Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by LittleKnee » Mar 16 2013 7:44 pm

Hi all,

I am in graduate school for occupational therapy and I have an assignment that requires me to design and produce an assistive technology device for under $50. Most people come up with ideas for ADLs (activities of daily living), but I want to be more creative and do something for photography or hiking because those are things I enjoy....

So my question for you all is.... do you know anyone who has had to stop using their camera due to a disability or injury? If so, what kind of problems were they experiencing?

Perhaps I can tailor something to their needs, or maybe their story will give me an idea for something else!

Right now I'm thinking about some sort of tripod for a person in a wheelchair, or something to make grasping the camera easier....

Any ideas? Obviously I'm still in the brainstorming phase of this project...
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by gummo » Mar 16 2013 10:09 pm

Here you go...

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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by beterarcher » Mar 16 2013 10:20 pm

If the person is a quadraplegic you could add a suck, blow device for the controls.
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by outdoor_lover » Mar 17 2013 6:48 am

Interesting stuff...Under 50.00??? How about some type of "Eye Piece" that would fit a camera view finder or display screen that would help people with macular degeneration or partial blindness, so that they could still see the object or scene that they are trying to photograph. Might be cheap enough to do.....
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by LittleKnee » Mar 17 2013 8:44 am

@outdoor lover

Good idea! I did a google search to see if there is anything out there already. I'm sure I could make something similar to this product:
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by beterarcher » Mar 17 2013 8:48 am

@LittleKnee
I missed the under 50$ part :oops:
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by outdoor_lover » Mar 17 2013 9:55 am

@LittleKnee
And I'll probably get one from you in about 10 years.... :sl:
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by gummo » Mar 17 2013 6:04 pm

LittleKnee wrote:I have an assignment that requires me to design and produce an assistive technology device for under $50.
Is that with or without duct tape?

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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by LittleKnee » Mar 17 2013 6:37 pm

lol, I think my professor would prefer without ducktape, unless it is disguised nicely!
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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by gummo » Mar 18 2013 12:22 am

Exhibit B

Attaching camera to over-sized glasses and using a remote to control camera.

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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by PatrickL » Mar 18 2013 5:32 pm

You'd have to include that shirt, too, which might throw you over the $50 mark.

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Re: Assistive Technology for Photography

Post by gummo » Mar 18 2013 10:13 pm

Patrick L wrote:You'd have to include that shirt, too, which might throw you over the $50 mark.
The shirt is definitely included. I think the teacher will have to make an exception.

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