NUS Makerthon 2019
Give superpower to children in need! NUS makers pool their talent together to build device for children with physical / mental disabilities.
57 students in 15 teams
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Children are frustrated because they have difficulty communicating their needs and thoughts effectively to others and need a way to easily voice out their opinions. Hence we aim to allow the child to keep up a natural conversation by going beyond the simple commands of PECS, and allowing sophisticated responses for the child with just a simple blink of an eye.
The Gestice League are a legion of superheroes whose aim is to find and reach out to gift worthy children with superpowers so that they can help fight off the evils of the world. Through simple gesture based motions, these children will be able to hone newfound powers to perform tasks beyond their imagining and defeat their enemies.
Wheelchair-bound children are frequently constrained by their immobility. They lack the freedom to travel between places, often requiring assistance from parents, caregivers and nurses. In Singapore, kids with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) can face discomfort when taking their body weight, as the current procedure for weighing wheelchair-bound children is cumbersome and inefficient. Over time, the physical demands of hoisting each child for weighing can also take a toll on caregivers and nurses. However, weight-taking is an important, regular process for these children since a child's weight helps doctors determine if one is amply meeting his/her nutritional needs. Hence, we came up with Wisca – a solution that benefits not only occupants of wheelchairs but also eases the process of weight-taking for doctors and parents.
TURBO is an interactive 2-player game that seeks to enhance the palmar strength of children with cerebral palsy. Such is achieved through the flexion and extension of the fingers that help to train the grip strength. Additionally, the game also serves as an alternative to hand therapy, and provides these children with opportunities to interact with one another. This form of social interaction would aid in the process of social integration as the kids would learn social cues when interacting with one another.
The Wave is an Automated Sleeping Positioning System for Children with Cerebral Palsy. By using The Wave, anyone that with or without the knowledge and experience will be able to take care children with Cerebral Palsy. The Wave is design to take a good care and protect Cerebral Palsy children