Product Design Student Cerebral Palsy Project - Please Help!

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Product Design Student Cerebral Palsy Project - Please Help!

Postby JB_UK_87 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:22 am


I am a final year product design student at Northumbria University. For my major project I will be designing a portable toilet seat adaptation, aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 10, which have Cerebral Palsy. The aim of the product will be to help the child take part in normal everyday living activities; activities which necessitate travelling outside their homes, including taking part in school and family outings. By having something like this it will reduce the need to just put the child in nappies, which by doing so sets all their prior toilet training backwards and also reduces their independence and dignity. The main criteria for the product will be for it to be portable, supportive, stable in use and also affordable.

At present I am still researching the area and feel that a questionnaire aimed at the families, parents and careers of children that have Cerebral Palsy would be a good place to start, to get a further understanding of the problem. The questionnaire that I have put together is an online questionnaire and it can be found at this link: ... &cb=EBA31A

I would greatly appreciate it if you are able to take the time to fill this in and help me out with my research.

Thank you for your time,