Sarah’s super sensor
Posted 27 June 2019 in Awards
Sarah has cerebral palsy and this affects her core muscles. When sitting, she tends to lean heavily on her left arm, causing a lot of pressure on her shoulder. She asked Remap if we could develop a piece of equipment that would alert her when she was leaning a lot, reminding her to adjust her posture.
Remap volunteer Akshaya has developed a lightweight, rechargeable electronic armband for her, which produces a sound when it detects that she is leaning continuously with a pressure above a certain threshold for longer than five seconds. The settings can be changed to gradually improve her posture and this should lead to her developing core strength and other aspects of general health.
It is also hoped that the invention may help other people with similar posture issues.