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Pressure Sensing Wheelchair Mat


Metro Makeathon




Jill is a wheelchair user who came to TOM: Melbourne with her Occupational Therapist Reece. Together, they would like to create a pressure-sensitive system with feedback for wheelchair users. Alerts would help with posture and aid in reducing pressure-related injuries.


Jill’s team created a sensor array that sits under her in her wheelchair to detect potentially harmful movements or postures. Alerts are sent to her support workers to help her reposition and maintain good posture.

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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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