I am a final year Product Design student and as part of my final University projects I have chosen to develop an aid to help stroke rehabilitation and everyday living thereafter.
I am looking to provide a new and innovative solution to stroke rehabilitation – This may be a high tech solution incorporating new technologies such as virtual reality, ultra haptic’s and robotics or it may take a low tech approach to produce a cheap, accessible solution for users to have at home to maximise on rehabilitation repetition.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could answer some quick questions to help with some vital research to allow me to fully understand the problems at hand.
These questions can be answered by anyone – a stroke victim, carer, family member, nurse etc.
1. What problems do you encounter?
2. Are there times that you feel good about yourself? – E.g succeeded in a recent rehabilitation goal?
3. Are there times when you feel bad about yourself?
4. Please send me a picture/or web link to a product that you use and state one good point and one bad point about it – This can be something from your rehabilitation or everyday life.
I hope you can find the time to answer these questions and hopefully the project will be of use to you or your loved ones – I will keep you all updated on progress etc The idea will be exhibited in July 2017 at the New Designers show in London.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to know more: firstname.lastname@example.org