Posted in Home modification blogs, PhD Blog

My Involvement in the Hack the Home Event – Calderdale

I was fortunate enough to be involved in the Hack the Home Event organised by Calderdale MBC, Future Gov, and Enabled by Design.  The aim of the event was to get us think differently about how products, such aids to daily living and adaptations, are designed for older people or people with disabilities.  It also gave us an opportunity to think about how we provide these types of services to in Calderdale.

The day has been captured in a couple of blogs, which do a far better job of explaining the day than I can do.

http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/blog/hacking-the-home-to-improve-quality-of-life

http://enabledbydesign.org/2014/09/enabled-by-design-athon-hackthehome/

And a wonderful artist, Mary O’Toole, who goes under the name of “Draw my Care”, did a fantastic drawing of my presentation.

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I am an Occupational Therapist and my main passion is the using the built environment to support people's occupational performance (basically ensuring people are able to do the things they want, need and have to do in their everyday lives without being hindered by the built environment). Having completed an MSc in Accessibility and Inclusive Design I was given an opportunity to complete a PhD, which I did in July 2016. Currently I am based in the School of Health Sciences at University of Salford. My research interest is in the process used by occupational therapists to modify home environments.

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