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    • Thesis Research: Social Module Kelly F. Nichols Thesis Studio I Prof. Scott Pobiner 09.24.10
    • Expand field of research from prosthetics specifically to assistive technologies in general.
    • Component Areas of Assistive Technology
    • Stakeholders • Patients/Users • Family Members & Friends • Doctors & Hospitals • Rehabilitation Specialists & Centers • Third Party Vendors • Insurance Companies • Governments
    • Users
    • Types of Users Developmentally Amputees Disabled
    • 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
    • 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
    • Site Visit I: Amputees Westcoast Brace & Limb Orthotics & Prosthetics
    • Site Visit I: Amputees • Builds and Fits Orthotics • Cranial Remolding • Builds and Fits Prosthetics • Upper Extremity • Lower Extremity
    • Site Visit I: Amputees • Shadowed Technicians • Spoke with Practitioners • Spoke with Marketing Staff • Attended Amputee Support Group
    • Westcoast Brace & Limb
    • WCBL Prosthetic Work
    • WCBL Prosthetic Work
    • WCBL Prosthetic Work
    • Site Visit II: Developmentally Disabled Queens Centers for Progress Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
    • Site Visit II: Developmentally Disabled • Child Services • Early Childhood Intervention • Schooling & Daycare • Adult Services • Residential, Clinical, & Vocational • Assistive Devices
    • Site Visit II: Developmentally Disabled • Met with Director • Toured Facility • Met Teachers & Students
    • QCP Seating & Mobility Work
    • QCP Seating & Mobility Work
    • QCP Digital Learning Work
    • 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
    • Partners Outside Health Organizations?
    • Assistive Technology Related Organizations in NYC
    • Research
    • Mannequin Hunting
    • Thesis Statement Can a more personal relationship be achieved by designing a prosthetic that creates a more interpersonal relationship with the wearer?
    • Next Steps / Next Module