Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Technology for the Silver Age

Technology for the Silver Age

On Wednesday, 7 February 2018, Pathlight’s students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club went on a Learning Journey to the Enabling Village. There, they learned more about how to design assistive devices to suit the needs of elderly people in Singapore. Under the friendly, patient guidance of staff working for Tech Enable,  our students learned about design for stability, leg space and maneuverability, such as how the three-wheeled scooter was designed with more leg space as compared to the four-wheeled one!  Students then completed a worksheet and were given an opportunity to try out some assistive devices such as wheelchairs and scooters.  It was an enriching experience that may just give rise to a brilliant young future inventor!

 

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