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THE ILLINOIS CREATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ICAT) PROJECT

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
MAKER NETWORK

KEEP ME UPDATED

THE ILLINOIS CREATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ICAT) PROJECT

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MAKER NETWORK

KEEP ME UPDATED

THE ILLINOIS CREATIVE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ICAT) PROJECT

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MAKER NETWORK

KEEP ME UPDATED

WHO WE SERVE

ICAT’s priority is serving low-income Illinois residents of all ages with disabilities and older adults with functional limitations.

WHO WE SERVE

ICAT’s priority is serving low-income Illinois residents of all ages with disabilities and older adults with functional limitations.

WHO WE SERVE

ICAT’s priority is serving low-income Illinois residents of all ages with disabilities and older adults with functional limitations.

PROBLEM

Few opportunities exist for individualized and affordable Assistive Technology (AT)

Need a Device?

EXAMPLE

Halley often spends up to 4 hours a day using both hands to manage her G-tube feedings. There is no product on the market that is compact, light and sturdy enough for Halley to easily take and use at school and other places.

young woman using a 3d-printed feeding tube holder

PROBLEM

Few opportunities exist for individualized and affordable Assistive Technology (AT)

Need a Device?

EXAMPLE

Halley often spends up to 4 hours a day using both hands to manage her G-tube feedings. There is no product on the market that is compact, light and sturdy enough for Halley to easily take and use at school and other places.

young woman using a 3d-printed feeding tube holder

PROBLEM

Few opportunities exist for individualized and affordable Assistive Technology (AT)

Need a Device?

EXAMPLE

Halley often spends up to 4 hours a day using both hands to manage her G-tube feedings. There is no product on the market that is compact, light and sturdy enough for Halley to easily take and use at school and other places.

young woman using a 3d-printed feeding tube holder
rendering of feeding tube holder design

We designed and 3D-printed a stand with a universal base so it can be used with other tools.

Technical drawing of Feeding Tube Holder

The G-tube holder can be swapped out with another attachment to make the telescopic neck work for other purposes.

3D-printed feeding tube holder
rendering of feeding tube holder design

We designed and 3D-printed a stand with a universal base so it can be used with other tools.

Technical drawing of Feeding Tube Holder

The G-tube holder can be swapped out with another attachment to make the telescopic neck work for other purposes.

3D-printed feeding tube holder

We designed and 3D-printed a stand with a universal base so it can be used with other tools.

The G-tube holder can be swapped out with another attachment to make the telescopic neck work for other purposes.

Halley now has a lightweight, durable and collapsible stand that securely holds her feeding tube high enough so that the formula flows faster and finishes quicker. Most importantly it allows her to use both hands for other tasks. She especially likes being able to use her iPad while feeding.

young woman wearing headphones using a g-tube

FABRICATION

Modern fabrication methods allow for rapid production of otherwise costly or unavailable Assistive Technology

Are you a maker?

Halley now has a lightweight, durable and collapsible stand that securely holds her feeding tube high enough so that the formula flows faster and finishes quicker. Most importantly it allows her to use both hands for other tasks. She especially likes being able to use her iPad while feeding.

young woman wearing headphones using a g-tube

FABRICATION

Modern fabrication methods allow for rapid production of otherwise costly or unavailable assistive technology

Are you a maker?

Halley now has a lightweight, durable and collapsible stand that securely holds her feeding tube high enough so that the formula flows faster and finishes quicker. Most importantly it allows her to use both hands for other tasks. She especially likes being able to use her iPad while feeding.

young woman wearing headphones using a g-tube

FABRICATION

Modern fabrication methods allow for rapid production of otherwise costly or unavailable assistive technology

Are you a maker?

THE SOLUTION

AT MAKER NETWORK

THE SOLUTION

AT MAKER NETWORK

THE SOLUTION

AT MAKER NETWORK

OUTCOME

Illinois residents have increased opportunities for individualized AT devices and services.

hand with finger extended, hovering over several circles making a choice

CHOICE

Interested in Learning More?

More information will be available soon.

OUTCOME

Illinois residents have increased opportunities for individualized AT devices and services.

hand with finger extended, hovering over several circles making a choice

CHOICE

Interested in Learning More?

More information will be available soon.