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Help me with ideas for doing innovative projects for disabled people?

Innovative projects of helping disabled people's 

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 2, 2018

Hello @SOUNDHER RAJAN - Did you try finding any ideas on the Internet? Typically you should start by finding out what kind of help you wish to offer to disabled people. But before that - first narrow down your project domain to the kind of disability you wish to target. 

Have you given any thought to this? Let us know. 

Much of the Indian population doesn’t have access to ambulance services. Some kind of bicycle powered system would greatly help bringing those needing medical help to the hospital.

I am aware that the user is not a handicapped person. The concept can trigger the development of self powered mobility devices.

Zambulance

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jessica_Vechakul/publication/38003354_Design_of_bicycle_ambulances_for_Zambia/links/0deec520d8268f1360000000/Design-of-bicycle-ambulances-for-Zambia.pdf

Much of the Indian population doesn’t have access to ambulance services. Some kind of bicycle powered system would greatly help bringing those needing medical help to the hospital.

I am aware that the user is not a handicapped person. The concept can trigger the development of self powered mobility devices.

Zambulance

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jessica_Vechakul/publication/38003354_Design_of_bicycle_ambulances_for_Zambia/links/0deec520d8268f1360000000/Design-of-bicycle-ambulances-for-Zambia.pdf

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 2, 2018

Interesting idea, @Ramani sir. I think a rural ambulance would definitely be an interesting project idea to work on. 

@SOUNDHER RAJAN - Let's say you are targeting people with limited visibility. You could develop -

Smart Walking Stick

 A smart walking stick would not only help disabled people, but it could also be used by very old people who have lost the sense of direction. Here's a list of features it could have -

  1. A sensor that vibrates based upon a potential threat around - an approaching vehicle or a pot hole.
  2. A GPS tracker that sends live location of the user to pre-defined numbers via a mobile application.
  3. An alarm and a light system for people around the person using the stick so that they're aware of their presence.
  4. You could mount a camera on the stick and help make real-time decision on whether there's an animal around or a human being. 

Wheelchair Controlled Using Eye Movements

https://youtu.be/AMVVkKTncUk

Check out this old video shared by our CEan @Rupam Das . It should give you a good idea about working on your project.

I hope this helps. All the best! 

Thank you very much.@Kaustubh sir. I will work on it. 

Thank you sir,the idea of zambulance was interesting.thank you very much @Ramani sir for your idea. 

Here is another idea:

At Texas A&M University a team of students has created a smart cane that can help visually impaired people to avoid obstacles. The Navigational & Object Visual Assistant (NOVA) is a prototype device that sends out ultrasonic signals in front of the user and vibrates when it detects something.

https://www.medgadget.com/2018/08/smart-cane-detects-obstacles-using-ultrasound.html

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