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stable filming on crutches


Name: Amy

Event: TOM @ University



 Amy uses crutches to mobilise, which affects her balance and gross motor skills. As a media student, Amy wants to be able to film documentaries and short films independently carrying a hand-held camera, which she currently finds difficult. Our challenge is to produce a device that will assist Amy film whilst on crutches as independently and as stable as possible.


Our device started off as a simple camera stabilisation vest that is worn over the shoulders and strapped around the waist with a buckle. In order to tailor the vest towards Amy's needs, we created a 3 arm stabilisation system using 3D printed parts and Loc-line. To increase comfort and usability we added padding and replaced the buckle strapping with velcro straps for easier use with Amy's fine motor skills.

Safety Information

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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