Assistive Device Academy
A human-centred design project where students create a range of assistive devices for people with disabilities. Developed in collaboration with Makers Making Change. Access this lesson for FREE at the bottom of the page.
The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, physics, design technology and computing. The material can be adapted for ages 10-16. The curriculum is aligned to ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.
assistive device case study videos (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
example assistive devices (STL files)
tinkercad and fusion 360 tutorials that guide students in designing a range of assistive devices (videos hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
assistive technology explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
editable design instructions worksheet (PDF and Google Docs)
editable assessment rubric (PDF and Google Docs)