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Processo de Adaptação de Cadeira de Rodas para Usuários com Paralisia Cerebral Nível 5 no GMFCS

Pazmino, A. V. Goulart, D.

Journal Title:Design & Tecnologia
Abstract


The paper presents the design of a low - cost wheelchair adaptation process for users with level 5 cerebral palsy in Gross Motor Function Classification System ( GMFCS ) . T he theoretical foundation deals with themes related to the understanding of cerebral palsy and assistive / social technology. Throughout the article is shown, the project process that uses an adaptation of product development method, Rozenfeld , 2006. Withi n a participatory and iterative dynamic, involving the phases of analysis - test and redesign of the adapted pieces. The article shows the main phases of the design and construction of the models of the support s needed to be adapted in a wheelchair besides the tests to validate the final product. The results include: trunk, head, feet and arm support models, as well as a systemized process for low - cost construction of ergonomic and economical wheelchair parts for patients with cerebral palsy. The work shows that a design action can improve the condition of a social group.

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