Customized, Open Source Assistive Technology Introduction

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On November 9, we’ll make a beeline for Downey in Southern California for the Customized, Open Source Assistive Technology Introduction. This free event is supported by Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (opens in a new window), the Neil Squire Society and Makers Making Change (opens in a new window).

We’ll provide an overview of open source assistive technology and answer questions such as:

  • What are open source designs?
  • How do I find out what is available in the online libraries?
  • What is a 3D printer?
  • How do I find commercial 3D printing sources?
  • How do I modify these models to meet the end users’ needs?
  • What resources are available to get designs made if I do not have the skills or equipment to do so?
  • How do I find online networks of volunteers to make assistive technologies in my community?

Sign up on the Eventbrite page here (opens in a new window).

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017; 11:00am – 1:00pm (light lunch provided)
Where: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Support Services Annex (SSA), Room 1150, 7601 East Imperial Highway, Downey, California 90242, United States

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is one of the largest comprehensive medical rehabilitation centers in the U.S. providing services to a wide range of individuals with catastrophic illnesses and injuries. Rancho specializes in helping patients with disabilities regain skills and learn techniques to accomplish the basic activities of daily living, and returning to work or school if possible.