IDeA Competition 2018 Winners
The Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities.
Through a partnership with Rick Hansen Institute, the team developed a grip assistive device targeted at quadriplegic tennis players. Maintaining grip on rackets or similar sports equipment is a struggle forathletes with low hand functionality . They need help in maintaining grip strength, duration, and profile. This device is a moulded mitten design. Within the handmade glove, it incorporates custom rigid components that improve grip, comfort, and ease of application.
Team: Carly Jones, Jeanie Malone, Taylor Molde and Avineet Randhawa
A Computerized Comprehensive Education Simulation for Service providers”, or ACCESS is an innovative attempt at reducing attitudinal barriers. It helps service
providers develop a deeper understanding of the struggles these individuals encounter through putting them in their shoes. With the use of questions such as “what if you couldn’t..” and recordings from a Go-Pro, we hope to help elucidate the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in their communities.
Team: Jessica Chow and Sharon Jang