- 3D PRINTING
- HOME AUTOMATION
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- KIDS & EDUCATION
- RECYCLING & UPCYCLING
- YOUNG MAKERS (< 18)
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
- OPEN SOURCE
- NEW MANUFACTURING
- WELLNESS & HEALTHCARE
- ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
- FOOD & AGRICULTURE
- 3D SCANNING
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- MUSIC & SOUND
- ARTISANS & NEW CRAFT
- FASHION & WEARABLES
- STEAM PUNK
A musical instrument that allows children with motor disabilities to learn, produce music and play alongside other people.
DaviDo is a project of the Health&Care Summer School, organized by the Fab Lab OpenDot within the "Distributed Design Market Platform".
The instrument is custom-made for the special needs of Davide. He has infantile cerebral palsy and a motor disability which causes him a lack of precision, delayed and unrepeatable movements and hand actions with non identical power.
DaviDo is a musical instrument that enables to play, create and learn music, alone or in a team. It allows the user to develop its creativity and to be socially active while interacting with other children. It is an adaptive and wearable device that can be placed on the legs and attached around a wheelchair, or on a table.
The size of the buttons (volume and rhythm), on/off switch and digital music keys are more accessible than usual and placed on a layout that enables the user to be comfortable to play, not worrying about precision and delay. The shape of the board was purposefully chosen for its ergonomics and features like velcro straps in order to make it easier to attach and to open for customisation.
DaviDo was conceived as a custom-made project, but remains a scalable solution : low-cost and easy to replicate, everywhere : through the laptop-support (Ikea Byllan) that we decided to hack, the machines (Lasercutter and 3D printer) that we chose to use, the open code and technology (Arduino) we built as hardware and software part of the instrument.
Timothy Frégeau, Elena Panciroli, Oriane Anita Rainero, Giorgio Ratti, Natali Ristovska
Graduated from architecture in Montreal (Canada), graduating from
product design in Milan (Italy)
Elena Panciroli - 23 y.o. - Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Graduated in Product Design at Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna (Italy).
Currently enrolled in the Digital and Interaction Design M.Sc at Politecnico di Milano.
Oriane Rainero - 22 y.o. - Lyon (France)
Graduated in Product & Space design (France).
Enrolled in Integrated Product Design Master at Politecnico di Milano.
Giorgio Ratti - 33 y.o. - Monza (Italy)
Engineer concluding the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design at SUPSI in Lugano (Switzerland).
Natali Ristovska - 28 y.o. - Skopje (Macedonia)
Graduated in Industrial Design in Skopje (Macedonia), Master in Product Design in Milan (Italy).