- Bluetooth option coming
- no iOS support yet - requires a driver
- takes about 3 hours to build for people who have never done it.
Mounting is an issue:
- very difficult to mount on a wheelchair as there is limited space for such devices (may already have phone etc.)
Bluetooth: getting the right adapter is tricky - needs to work with broad devices.
- ADP - 75% funded, 100% if on social support.
- There are some requirements
- equipment evaluation process - submitted to gov., clinicians evaluate
- usually DIY solutions are not included in ADP funded list.
Striking a balance between a medical assistive device and the maker enthusiasm
Is there an advocacy direction for DIY AT solutions?
Shipping Lithium batteries is a challenge
- trying to ship everything inside the unit
- using splitter cable to power via battery pack.
Maintainability everything is easily repaired - can be diagnosed based on the build manual.
- Would like to build up a network to help distribute and maintain
Tetra Society - not enough volunteers, hoping to energize volunteerism from the maker movement
A number of casings were made.
- Adapted from a previous device casing
- boards luckily fit inside
- hardest part was the direction sensor
- Finding the right sensor was hard - the Wii analog sensor was great but had too much throw.
Bacteria is a concern - hygiene.
How would you need to use it with a respirator.
Haptic feedback isn't quite there
Framework for feedback
- there are reports through the group
- diversify involvement - from practictioners, caregivers, etc.