Day 1 (Case Study)

Instructions (Part I): View the below video,  “Ira’s Story”, as a class. The video outlines Ira’s daily life with the Cerebral Palsy. 

Instructions (Part II): The specific type of Cerebral Palsy that Ira has is called “Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy“. Although not shown in Ira’s video above, individuals with Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy have a very difficult time using a pen or pencil. View the video below to see an example of an individual with Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy writing. 

Instructions (Part III): Form a team of 2-3 students. With your team, imagine how you might leverage Tinkercad to 3D design and print a device to assist Ira with using a pen or pencil. Watch the video below with your your team for inspiration in creating prototypes for users with physical disabilities. 

Instructions (Part IV): On the piece of paper provided, work with your team to create a detailed drawing of a unique device that could be 3D printed to assist Ira with writing. Include Ira’s hand and the writing utensil in your drawing. Click here for inspiration.