Uppie - a space and cost effective stand-up help. It addresses the challenge of ‘western ageing population demographic’ and means to enable ageing in place. Designed with state of the art technology; the frame is an adjustable retrofit and integrates into any bathroom environment seamlessly. The elderly are often confronted with the fear of falling, potentially leading to bone fractures and even resulting in subsequent deaths. Uppie is designed to give a sense of security and independence when visiting the bathroom, so both the ageing and their relatives have a more peaceful state of mind.
Nimble is the world's first one-finger safety cutter. It is inclusively designed for disabled and non-disabled people and is easy, safe and fun to use. A special blade profile makes it much safer to use than knives or scissors. Orientation bumps inside Nimble's sleeve help people with visual impairments determine that it is the right way on. The special sleeve design is fluted to expand to fit different finger sizes so you don't have to choose which size to get. The bright yellow colour? This is for increased visibility, particularly useful for people with visual impairments.
Population aging is a common issue we are now facing. One of the difficulties appeared is how we could take the elderly with disabilities and children out for vacation more easily. The innovation is here to solve the problem. “Connect” is a design that could be transformed to be a vehicle, which lets a baby and the elderly to board together, just simply with some of the steps.
Vitalk is an assistive device to enhance learning experience and speech theraphy of hearing impaired persons. In the world there are over 300 million deaf people. Many of these people do not have any literacy skills, rest of them face other educational and self expression problem according their disablity level. Using hearing aids or healing cochlear implants tried to solve their hearing loss but; Vital’ is designed to remove the problems of speech and language training and make hearing impaired people feel their own voices by giving visual feedbacks with many resources.
The barrier-free access system, Rehber simply works as an elevated ramp. It is a contemporary solution for both unimpeded and disabled people which enables access opportunities. Rehber can be adjustable desired height. It's a universal design, strifeless, for everyone in the universe. This is a university project in Metu and supported by Metu Teknokent. Unique properties of Rehber is that it can be applied almost everywhere. Inspiration comes from experience in university. Challenges are suitable for mass production, low cost, need minimum repairment, safe and easy to use etc.
Shift is a low tech and low cost walker designed to provide gait assistance and enhance sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transitions, offering an alternative to early wheelchair use. The improvement on the transfer maneuver is due to the products structural features: an extra handlebar and the posterior feet design, which provide a secure lift movement. Its style was designed to shift from social stigma related concepts to an independent and social living.
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