A 3D Printed Novel Solution for Students with Special Needs
Students with Cerebral Palsy experience difficulties in activities of daily living (ADL) and learning tasks. This is due to a variety of reasons such as involuntary arm movements or difficulties in grasping objects from lack of muscle coordination.
This project aims to develop a solution for personalized utensils with 3D printing technology to help students with Cerebral Palsy in their activities of daily living (ADL) and learning tasks.
- Successfully designed and printed a universal adapter handle that allows interchanging of different utensils & tools in ADL
- 3D printed design can be customized and personalized for different hand sizes with fast lead time and cost benefits.
- Prototype tested by CPAS students and received very promising and positive feedback. CPAS presented a token of appreciation to SUTD & NAMIC.
- SUTD filed a Technology Disclosure for the 3D Printed Personalized Utensil Handle.
- SUTD & CPAS are looking into next phase of development to print and test the personalized 3D printed handle for different ADL.