Within the larger TOM:Calgary 2017 Makeathon Event, “Makers Making Change” from the Neil Squire Society hosted a LipSync Buildathon, in which high school students learned to solder and assemble 3D-printed “LipSync” devices. A LipSync is a mouth-controlled input device to help those with no or limited hand dexterity to use touchscreen devices.
With the help of IEEE SIGHT, 20 fully functioning devices were completed and distributed to members of the community. With the help of TOM:Calgary’s 2017 “Lipsync Mounting Device” Team, the devices were custom fit to wheelchairs, bed frames, or desks according to the individuals needs.
To learn more about the Makers Making Change project repository, visit: http://www.makersmakingchange.com/open-source-repository/
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