This equipment group can be printed and mounted to a stand so that someone in a wheelchair with very limited mobility of their hands can still use a digital camera with control over pan, tilt, zoom, and shutter. Most digital cameras have tiny buttons and controls requiring fine motor skills and are not usable by people with hand disabilities (arthritis, cerebral palsy, etc). I created this device as part of a project for a class I was in. My mother in law, who has severe rheumatoid arthritis and has very limited fine motor skills of her hands, tested this adaptive equipment and found she could easily use it to take photos with a Sony digital camera. The controls could be tweaked to work with other types of digital cameras as well. The setup was powered by Arduino Uno. Three microservos (zoom, shutter, pan) and a standard servo (tilt) and seven microswitches were used to bring it all together for electronics hardware. I created a wooden mount box that would fit on a wheelchair tray.
Hello, I'm the Operations Director at a Center for Independent Living, where we work with people with disabilities of any kind to help them live independently and participate fully in all aspects of community living.
I'm posting to let everyone know that Access 3D Services and our parent nonprofit, Access Independence, are running a contest from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017 for 3D printable designs to help people with disabilities live more independently. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Makerbot Replicator+ 3D Printer and eSun filament, and the runner-up will receive an Airwolf3D Gift Basket and 7Tech 3D Pen.
For more information about the contest or to find out how to submit your design, please visit www.access3dservices.com!
Joe Eckert, Operations Director, Access 3D Services / Access Independence
Just wanted to let you know I've released a set of Camera Mount Adapters for common AT Switches.
This lets you use everyday camera clamps, tripods, etc. for mounting and positioning.
I have a guide w/videos here: http://atmakers.org/2017/02/at-switch-adapters/
Here's a collection of the Things http://www.thingiverse.com/atmakers/collections/at-switch-adapters-by-atmakers