About the project:
By pushing a button you can open and scan papers
Our need knower is a 26 years old woman that due to her severe Cerebral Palsy, has very limited movement. She is able to move her left foot and some of her right hand fingers. She lives at home and on a daily basis comes to Maarag, a center for specialized employment for the disabled. Our team set out to create an assistive technology to enable her to be involved in scanning documents for archiving. We wanted her to be able to press a foot switch that would open the scanner lid and then press it again to close the scanner lid and automatically operate the scanning. At this center they usually work in pairs so her partner would put the pages in each time.