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Prosthetics for kids as a social and creative tool: Empowering children to explore their strongest side throught creativity
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

IKO is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way.

What if kids could use their imagination to create their own tools according to their own needs; doing participatory observations and interviews in Colombia of two children with congenital hand-disabilities and their families confirmed that the needs of disabled kids are not always related to physical activity but often alternatively the social and psychological aspect; what if kids could make their own prosthetics and have fun at the same time?

Learning. Creating. Being kids.

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2013. , 196 p.
Keyword [en]
Prosthetics, creativity, innovation, kids, LEGO
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97835OAI: diva2:776721
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LEGO Future Lab
Subject / course
Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's Programme in Advanced Product Design
2014-05-26, Auditorium, Östra Strandgatan 30, Umeå, 09:00 (English)
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-08 Last updated: 2015-01-08Bibliographically approved

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