In 2021, due to COVID restrictions, a TOM @ University student based their design on a Need-Knower profile developed from market research. They focussed on wheelchair users interested in photography who need to be able to position and stabilise their camera without the use of a tripod. Some key constraints were that the device should be durable and easy to adjust by the wheelchair user, and not obstruct their movement or comfort.
After extensive research and testing, the student developed a mounting system and camera arm for a standard wheelchair. The device mainly consists of 3D-printed parts, attaching to the dominant side of the user’s wheelchair. The arm is foldable and swivels to ensure that use of the wheelchair is not impeded. The height of the camera mount can be adjusted to suit the eye level of the user.
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