L05 : Writing Wizard: An Assistive Writing Device for Patients with Hand Dystonia

Students Enya Hubers
Devin Baker
School HDSB - Aldershot High School - Burlington
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 9
Group Group 2 - Engineering and Computing I
Abstract Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that affects people of all ages and ethnicities. There are very few writing assistive devices for hand dystonia patients. We chose to develop a low tech, low profile, ambidextrous prototype, which would be inexpensive to produce and easy to use. This prototype would increase the ease and legibility of writing while mitigating pain and discomfort.
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Group Award Prize
Merit AwardsSilver Merit Award$ 80
Doris Casey and Gwen Nicolls Disability Solutions AwardsDoris Casey & Gwen Nicolls Disability Solutions Award$ 100
Hamilton Pakistani Physicians AssociationHamilton Pakistani Physicians Association - Third$ 100
Damani Award for Women in Biomedical EngineeringDamani Award for Women in Biomedical Engineering$ 100