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ROBOTICS AND TOY DESIGN TO SERVICE DISABILITY

16 May 2017 — by Fabio Guaricci

Nowadays the implementation of technology into medical environment is an hot topic, like the one of collaboration between robotics and toy design to service disability. There are plenty of case studies to demonstrate how progress in these fields is run by enlightened minds and by project teams made by people with different and sometimes opposite backgrounds. Most of times, exactly for this reason, they reach unexpected results.

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A STORYTELLING TOY FOR KIDS WITH SPEECH DISORDER

31 March 2017 — by Fabio Guaricci

Speech is something which normally develops in the first three years of life. But sometimes there are kids with speech disorder where the development is significantly delayed and underdeveloped. When a speech disorder is identified it is important to address the disorder as soon as possible, preferably when the child is between 4 to 6 years old. For these children is very important to do speech exercises to improve their skills and go beyond their limits. These exercises are normally supervised by speech therapists. But the accessibility and time

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A TOY FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN, BUT NOT ONLY

5 March 2017 — by Fabio Guaricci

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When we talk about autistic children and toys for them, we often associate a specific category called ‘special toys for special children’.  It means that there are some toys designed for children with special needs such as autism, cerebral palsy or learning disabilities and so on.

Pooki, designed by Tina Tran Dinh, a student of  the Monash Art Design & Architecture, is a toy designed for all children, but is particularly attractive to autistic children. The research to bring this project alive is started from

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Toys for Disability and Gianni Rodari

11 February 2016 — by Fabio_Guaricci

It 'hard to do difficult things: to speak to the deaf, the blind man show pink. Children, learn to do difficult things: to give the hand to the blind, to sing for the Deaf, free the slaves who believe themselves free

Gianni Rodari

If we want to go ahead as humans I think we must see our limits as opportunities to improve our quality of life for each other. This quote made me think that there is a link between toys for Disability and Gianni Rodari, the Italian writer of novels for kids.

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DESIGN FOR KIDS THAT DOES HAVE A HUGE IMPACT

20 January 2016 — by Fabio_Guaricci

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I have come to know the E-Nable project almost by chance, and it was a good chance indeed! E-Nable is a group of Makers, Engineers, Medical Professionals, Tinkerers, Teachers, Students, Artists, Philanthropists, Parents and “Ideas people” who have come together from across the globe to collaborate, innovate and re-design the 3d Printable open source design of a mechanical hand device that was released as the original “Robohand” open source file in 2012.