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The Dynamic Overall Lifestyle Performance Instrument (DOLPHIN)


The client is an 11-year-old girl with osteogenesis imperfecta, which limits her range of motion and makes independence difficult. The goal of this project is to develop a device that will allow her to interface safely with a variety of educational instruments, and control her bedroom’s electronic systems. The device will consist of a freestanding bedside base with a rotary apparatus that supports several wheelchair-compatible instruments. Gooseneck cable will attach each instrument to the rotunda for maneuverability, and a rotating arm will move the apparatus aside to allow the client’s therapists to access her without obstruction. The device will also include a control panel with capacitive sensors that that allow her to control the lights, fans, and television in her bedroom. This device will allow the client to interact with educational instruments as well as control her bedroom environment. Upon testing, the client was able to easily rotate the instrument device and enjoyed being able to control the instrument position in space.

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