Noah using switch

Noah is a young boy who is learning play skills by using an adaptive switch to power toys on and off. His therapist reached out to IATP’s Makers program to assist with designing and fabricating a switch mount that would help him be more independent. Noah was only able to activate the switch with the help of someone holding it up in front of him due to the limited range of motion in his arms. Other mounting alternatives were considered, but the degree of angle required for Noah would not work with the available switch mounts.

The Makers Team designed a switch mount that will accommodate his range of motion and degree of angle. The switch mount can be repositioned to other tray surfaces Noah uses. With the help of theMakers Team and 3D-printing, Noah can now activate his preferred toys independently from either his Rifton chair or adapted stroller.