Vikas Project Ability Aids
Tablet Stand for Person with Paralysis
The need was to make it easier for a young lady named Chanda in Pushkar, India to use her tablet, by stabilizing the tablet in front of her, freeing her hands from holding it. The solution was patched together with available hardware, but wound up functioning quite well. It’s a PVC frame, with a wooden board that holds the tablet via a re-positionable hose clamp, for adjustable “tilt.”
This stand is rugged and will last. The ergonomics, for Chanda at least, work out very well, and she’s able to focus all of the use that she does have of her hands into interacting with the screen, rather than trying to hold the tablet itself at the same time. This makes a tremendous difference.
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(2) tee joint
(4) end caps
(2) metal u-brackets
(1) hose clamp
(1) 9×6 inch board
1. Craft the board, ideally with a lip at the bottom, and screw the hose clamp onto the back center.
2. Assemble the PCV, threading on hose clamp and board. Note: I suggest not gluing the PVC parts together. You might need to swap out parts at some point to adjust the size. Once you glue PVC there’s no changing anything.
3. Loosen and rotate hose clamp for optimal angle. Retighten hose clamp
In Pushkar, India this cost:
Wood and woodcrafting – 140
Hardware – 90
PVC – 280
Total – Rs. 610, about $9.50
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