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  • 1. Thesis Research: Social Module Kelly F. Nichols Thesis Studio I Prof. Scott Pobiner 09.24.10
  • 2. Expand field of research from prosthetics specifically to assistive technologies in general.
  • 3. Component Areas of Assistive Technology
  • 4. Stakeholders • Patients/Users • Family Members & Friends • Doctors & Hospitals • Rehabilitation Specialists & Centers • Third Party Vendors • Insurance Companies • Governments
  • 5. Users
  • 6. Types of Users Developmentally Amputees Disabled
  • 7. How User Condition Arises Developmentally Amputees Disabled • Circulation problems from atherosclerosis or diabetes, resulting in amputation • Traumatic injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat • Cancer • Birth defects www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/limbloss.html
  • 8. How User Condition Arises Developmentally Amputees Disabled • Nervous system disabilities affecting how the brain, spinal cord and nervous system function. They cause mental retardation, including Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome. They also cause learning and behavioral disorders, such as autism. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/developmentaldisabilities.html
  • 9. Site Visit I: Amputees Westcoast Brace & Limb Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • 10. Site Visit I: Amputees • Builds and Fits Orthotics • Cranial Remolding • Builds and Fits Prosthetics • Upper Extremity • Lower Extremity
  • 11. Site Visit I: Amputees • Shadowed Technicians • Spoke with Practitioners • Spoke with Marketing Staff • Attended Amputee Support Group
  • 12. Westcoast Brace & Limb
  • 13. WCBL Prosthetic Work
  • 14. WCBL Prosthetic Work
  • 15. WCBL Prosthetic Work
  • 16. Site Visit II: Developmentally Disabled Queens Centers for Progress Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • 17. Site Visit II: Developmentally Disabled • Child Services • Early Childhood Intervention • Schooling & Daycare • Adult Services • Residential, Clinical, & Vocational • Assistive Devices
  • 18. Site Visit II: Developmentally Disabled • Met with Director • Toured Facility • Met Teachers & Students
  • 19. QCP Seating & Mobility Work
  • 20. QCP Seating & Mobility Work
  • 21. QCP Digital Learning Work
  • 22. Potential Health Partners • Westcoast Brace & Limb • Queens Centers for Progress • Frazier Rehab Institute • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center • Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • 23. Partners Outside Health Organizations?
  • 24. Assistive Technology Related Organizations in NYC
  • 25. Research
  • 26. Mannequin Hunting
  • 27. Thesis Statement Can a more personal relationship be achieved by designing a prosthetic that creates a more interpersonal relationship with the wearer?
  • 28. Next Steps / Next Module