Coming to grips: 3D printing for accessibility

Erin Buehler, Amy Hurst, Megan Hofmann

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Abstract

In this demonstration, we discuss a case study involving a student with limited hand motor ability and the process of exploring consumer grade, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology in order to create a viable assistive solution. This paper extends our previous research into DIY tools in special education settings [1] and presents the development of a unique tool, GripFab, for creating 3D-printed custom handgrips. We offer a description of the design process for a handgrip, explain the motivation behind the creation of GripFab, and explain current and planned features of this tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages291-292
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 20 2014
Event16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2014 - Rochester, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2014Oct 22 2014

Publication series

NameASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityRochester
Period10/20/1410/22/14

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Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Assistive technology
  • Children
  • Developmental disability
  • Digital fabrication
  • Motor impairment
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Special education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Buehler, E., Hurst, A., & Hofmann, M. (2014). Coming to grips: 3D printing for accessibility. In ASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 291-292). (ASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661345