Friday, November 5, 2010

Its Over!

Its Over! The results for ADMT have been released! I got a A2 (sigh) but considering what i put in, it suited the grade I recieved. hehe. Well, this year was a great year, and I hope next year, the ADMT lessons will be even more fun, and that next year's students get to experience what we experienced this year!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Video link for MMP.

Since uploading to Blogger is incredibly slow and stupid, I put it up on Youtube instead.
link provided below:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Process

Early in Term 3, I began with a goal in mind, to make something that the elderly would find useful. In Term 3 week 4 around there, my original question was to think about how the elderly are challenged by obstacles. I further refined that question down to mobility obstacles. But after much though, I realized that not all elderly are very active, and that challenges in the home are more abundant and thus, easier to think of and solve.

From there, I thought about what objects in the home challenge the elderly. Before that, I thought about how some elderly suddenly let go of their utensils during eating. This came up to me as a problem. I created a rubber handle as an add-on to utensils. The elderly of now use chopsticks, spoons and forks, but seeing as we are getting more modern, I think the elderly of the future will be using utensils like forks and knives.

If the elderly use utensils like that and suddenly let go of them, I believe that there will be many utensil related accidents in the future. I consulted with the local elderly expert (aka: my mom) and asked here what she thought of my product. After a while, I realized with all the features I had put on my product, it would still not stop the elderly from dropping their utensils. Thinking about that, I thought about how to prevent the elderly from dropping it, until I was reminded about rubber bands. Thus, I added a rubber band like device to my handle.
I made it so that it would be elastic and allow the elderly to have a safeguard against dropping it. Thus, this is my post about my process of coming up with this product, compressed into a single post.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Modification to my question!

I have decided to modify the EQ that i have chosen! Instead of focusing on the mobility obstacles, I have decided to focus upon the obstacles at home that the elderly face! Thinking it through, there have been many people who have created ideas to solve the mobility issue, but not many have decided to tackle the problems posed by common house objects, like cutlery.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Identifying Challenges from EQ's

You are awesome if you can see this.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

EQ ranking!!!

NUMBER 1: What mobility obstacles to the elderly face in the neighborhood?
Reason: The elderly sometimes have mobility issues due to the natural aging process. Mostly they are unable to move around even their homes easily. Dealing with the problem will greatly aid the elderly in regaining some of their lost mobility and will also help the people with mobility disabilities.

NUMBER 2: How can we help the elderly enjoy life?
Reason: Apparently when I asked the caretakers and the people who work with the elderly, the main challenge they faced was loneliness. Dealing with the problem will allow the elderly to become open and happier, and a happy person is usually a healthy person. Also it will make the elderly more social.

NUMBER 3: How can the elderly become an advantage to the society?
Reason: As more of Singapore's population reaches 65, we will eventually have to find ways to tap into this manpower resource and build entire markets for this target demographic. We will also have to make Singapore an elderly-friendly place to allow the elderly to kontinue to be a part of society.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Elderly Challenge- Observation 4

This time I asked some people who worked with the elderly about the challenges the elderly face. The main answer I was give was that they were lonely and that they did not want to be dependent upon their loved ones. Mobility was also another issue they pointed out, along with financial problems. Sry about there being no pictures again. I couldn't get permission to take photos of the elderly.