Could children with functional diversity in their hands and arms feel proud of their condition?
SuperGIZ is a social research project promoted by Medialab-Prado with the goal of developing accesible prosthetic gadgets for children with functional diversity in their superior members.
By using collaborative design methodologies, several workshops were developed to deepen into children specific necessities involving their families, therapists, socio-sanitary staff and designers. Not only did these workshops reveal the insights needed to design customized gadgets for each kid, but they were also gamified. In that environment, children had fun and met each other. They were excited: for the firs time, they were not the special one, they were just one more child.
These procedures and the gadgets (3D printed) are fully documented and openly available online in order to take this process into other places with few resources.
Supergiz is a project led by the non-lucrative organization Autofabricantes in collaboration with the social foundations Nación Pirata and Rafa Puede, and the sponsorship of the cultural center and citizen tech lab Medialab-Prado.
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