Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

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Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology has been widely known as a type of digital fabrication. Therefore, the development of human resources can take advantage of digital fabrication by providing better assistive technology services in local communities where users with disabilities live. In this study, we planned training programs to learn effective use of digital fabrication for assistive technology service, and then conducted experimental workshops. The workshops provided not only the opportunity for learning digital fabrication but also an opportunity to collaborate with the participants to improve assistive technology services.

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Takashi Watanabe, Ph.D., is a professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan. He is a rehabilitation engineer and specializes in assistive technology for people with disabilities. He has developed many commercial products and has also provided consultation to assistive technology users.

Michiko Tawara, B.A., is a professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan. She is an occupational therapist and specializes in occupational therapy for physical disabilities.

Katsuhiro Kanamori, M.A., is a professor at the Faculty of Sport Sciences Department of Sport Sciences, Nihon Fukushi University, Japan. He specializes in special needs education and assistive technology.

Author Not: This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP18K02084 and COC project of Nihon Fukushi University. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Takashi Watanabe, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nihon Fukushi University, 26-2 Higashihaemi-cho, Hanada, 4750012, Japan. Contact: wata-t@n-fukushi.ac.jp.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Training Programs and Workshops for Assistive Devices Provision Using Digital Fabrication

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology has been widely known as a type of digital fabrication. Therefore, the development of human resources can take advantage of digital fabrication by providing better assistive technology services in local communities where users with disabilities live. In this study, we planned training programs to learn effective use of digital fabrication for assistive technology service, and then conducted experimental workshops. The workshops provided not only the opportunity for learning digital fabrication but also an opportunity to collaborate with the participants to improve assistive technology services.

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