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User Specific Assistive Technology – Graduate Thesis

Role: UI, UX, ID Designer

Category: Individual, Master of Industrial Design Graduate Thesis

Type: Interactive Design, Industrial Design, System Development

Period: Fall 2017 – Spring 2018


This project is still under development, so stay tuned for more exciting updates!

System Design Overview

User Specific Assistive Technology is a platform that empowers occupational therapist to use 3D modeling and printing technologies to design and deliver highly customized assistive technology.

Particular in this design, this platform is designed to generate a highly customized low actuating force call bell for persons with very weak hands.

Change the length of the device

Change the width of the device

Change the curvature of the device

Change the switch location
(Single or multiple switches)

Design Process


This platform is developed using Rhino plugin, Grasshopper.
The user interface is developed using Grasshopper plugin, HumanUI.

Human device interface design

The actual physical device was initially modeled using different CAD modeling softwares, such as Solidworks, Fusion 360, and Rhino, just due to design efficiency. Modeling with CAD softwares is faster and easier for experienced user like me, compared with using the graphical algorithm editor(grasshopper).