Providing Independence Through Technology
The following projects are currently in need of one or more volunteers.
Tzvi's has to have an enema treatment nightly due to his spina bifida. While this experience would be uncomfortable for anyone, it is made worse for this 4-year-old because he has to remain seated for at least an hour on a seat that is too large for him. Commercial potties are too small for him, so Tzvi would like a portable toilet seat with footrests.
Tzvi's parents also bring him a portable DVD player to use each day, but the bathroom is quite narrow to allow a small stand to be placed across from him. If it is possible to build a small platform that can flip down from the wall, they would be grateful.
Disability: Spina bifida
Location: Baltimore, MD 21209
Age: 4-year-old male
Zoila is a young girl with Rett Syndrome; at 6 years old, she can neither walk nor talk. Her mother researched that about 85% of people with Rett Syndrome will eventually learn to walk, and she would love to ensure that Zoila becomes one of them. She is looking for a stander device where her muscle groups can be more dynamically involved or challenged, perhaps with a movement that patterns a walking gait.
Location: Quantico, MD 21856
BLINK System - Created in the 1980’s by V-LINC (VME).
Now available for any platform (download)
Thanks to Volunteer Telly Stroumbis.