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night assist


Name: Geoff

Event: TOM @ University


Geoff lives with 2 other people in a supported home and Scope staff are present overnight. Geoff does not walk and relies on an electric wheelchair. Geoff has very limited body mobility. At present, Geoff is unable to signal to staff if he needs assistance during the night and he must wait for a staff member to check in. It would be great if Geoff could use some form of assistive technology to allow him to communicate with the staff overnight. Such technology is likely to be based on his available head mobility. 


The students have explored multiple solutions for Geoff’s specific needs by working closely with Geoff and his carers. The student team has identified a best practice for assisting Geoff and identified different products to help him to communicate with nursing staff. 

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