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Hearing Aid design

hearing aid circuit

Final presentation

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Play is more than fun

Really insightful talk into vitality of play to childhood development and more importantly continuous adult development

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Assistive aids

February 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is a website with all sorts of products for dissability, and assistive aids in general.

It is very complete, worth having a look.

Also there is a second link for another website that links you to a broad variety of products for the elderly including even nostalgic. For those who are dealing more with the emotional side.

http://www.activemobility.co.uk

http://www.mabels.org.uk

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http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/About-Design/Design-Techniques/Inclusive-design/

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websites for 50+

hey i thought this was a good website for ‘young’ 50+’s

http://www.50connect.co.uk

ive started a blog on this website, hopefully some 50+’s will answer…

http://www.55-alive.com/Boards.php?Board=forums%2Findex.php%3Fautomodule%3Dblog

ive started another blog here:

http://www.sagazone.co.uk/home/blogs/mzb/

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ACCESIBLE DESIGN PROSTHETICS

February 14, 2010 1 comment

In her inspiring 2009 TEDTalk, Aimee Mullins redefines what the body can be. Her prosthetic legs are a combination of form, function and aesthetic. She encourages designers to change the idea of “disability” and the definition of beauty by bringing their talents to both the science and the art of designing prosthetics.

In the comments on this TEDTalk, several TED.com members asked for more information about accessible prosthetics — new designs that will make artificial limbs available to everyone who needs them.

Since Mullins’ talk, we’ve kept our eyes peeled for innovative designs in prosthetics. We found an inspiring example from industrial designer Tillmann Beuscher. He built a temporary artificial leg made of cheap materials to “support world-wide victims of land mines and explosive remainings of war”. His design was a winner of the 2009 iF concept award. Check out pictures of the design and the limb at work here. — Bonnie Burk

http://blog.ted.com/2009/04/accessible_desi.php

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN

February 14, 2010 Leave a comment

INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Inclusive design applies an understanding of customer diversity to the design of mainstream products to better satisfy the needs of more people.

Ethos of inclusive design

  • User centred
  • Population aware
  • Business focused

What is needed?

  • Functional
  • Usable
  • Desirable

http://www.rhcadvantage.co.uk/about/knowledge