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Dubai Health Hack
21 -22 JANUARY 2019

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

Anything that affects a person’s mobility and/or dexterity can be referred to a physical deficiency.

Premise:

Physical deficiencies can arise from birth, or could be the result of an accident, illness, infection, disease, degeneration, medical condition etc.

Challenge:

Each person may have varying causes, symptoms and management strategies in dealing with physical difficulties. Coping mechanisms may therefore require assistance or the use of equipment to facilitate mobility and encourage independence. As a Dubai Health Hacker, your challenge remains to create a solution to empower people with physical determination.

  • Many people with physical impairments have no cognitive, learning, perceptual, language, or sensory issues. However, individuals with neuromotor impairments have a higher incidence of additional impairments, especially when there has been brain involvement.
  • Many of the Devices for Positioning and Mobility (canes, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, specialized exercise equipment, specialized chairs, desks, and tables for proper posture development) are either expensive or difficult to get.
  • Parents and caregivers rely mainly on the therapy sessions and didn’t follow the required management strategies at home and community settings which affect the improvement of the individual with physical disability

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