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Art Grip


Metro Makeathon




Lorraine would like to draw more independently at the art class she attends each Tuesday. Currently Lorraine wears a strap on her hand with a small insert for a pencil and her support worker guides her hand or elbow. Lorraine would like a device that can stabilise her movement and allow her to draw on her own.


The team developed a three-part solution to Lorraine's challenge. The 'Art-Grip' consists of a magnetic art board, hand strap for her tools, and a self-adjusting arm rest which all work together to increase Lorraine's control of her art tools. The art board and arm rest are modular and can be used for painting, drawing, or crafts.

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All digital product files on this page are provided as conceptual designs and were developed by volunteers through a TOM: Melbourne event or program.
The design file is provided in the interest of sharing ideas and promoting collaboration. The design as described in the document(s) has not been tested or assessed for safety. Please do not attempt to use any device built using these instructions without first seeking appropriate professional advice on the safety and suitability of the device for your personal situation. 
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