Assistive Drawing Device Design for Cerebral Palsy ChildrenBy Wu, Fong-Gong; Chang, Eva; Chen, Rain; Chen, Chien-Hsu; Technology and Disability, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 239-246
Publication Date: 2003
Case study introduces the design of a prototype assistive drawing device for a child with cerebral palsy. The product design includes three parts: (1) a handgrip assistive device, (2) an arm support assistive device, and (3) a moving drawing board. Assistive communication devices have found to provide children with cerebral palsy with physical and psychological improvement by enhancing their social and life skills. A ten-year-old female with cerebral palsy was evaluated while using the assistive drawing device through a series of drawing tasks and experiments. Both her posture and the amount and nature of her drawings were analyzed. The device was found to be effective in terms of improving drawing movement and range. The design was also found to be helpful for children with other disabilities who require assistive devices for drawing or writing.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J47076