The ASL Head Array Designed by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys, Wins the 2020 Mobility Award!
The team at our Austin industrial design agency, Mako Design, is always looking for new ways to innovate and bring product design to the next level. As so, our team members put in a lot of time, effort, and passion into making some of the best world-class designs for the projects we work on. We love to see how our products perform and are perceived within the design community and are always excited to see our product designs gain recognition from other design enthusiasts and publications. We were happy to hear that the ASL 110 Fusion Proportional and Digital Head Array designed for ASL, by our director of design, Tim Uys, at our Austin industrial design agency Mako Design, was awarded a 2020 mobility product award from Mobility Management! Keep reading to find out more about mobility management the ASL Head Array.
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About the Mobility Awards
The Mobility Awards is a special award that is given to recognized and outstanding product designs that are made for seating, wheeled mobility, and accessibility. The award is presented by Mobility Management, the only industry publication that is written and focuses especially on mobility and rehab suppliers and clinicians. Their goal is to delve deeper within the mobility industry in order to report on the markets ranging from power wheelchairs to senior mobility. Thus, the 2020 mobility awards celebrate their findings in recognizing the best, and most innovative product designs that not only help to improve society through accessibility but also progress and push forward the mobility industry.
About the ASL Head Array Designed at Our Austin Industrial Design Agency by Our Director of Design, Tim Uys!
Designed by our director of design at our Austin industrial design agency, Tim Uys, the ASL 110 Fusion Proportional and Digital Head Array is designed as multi-use drive control. Through programming, its functionality allows for it to be used for a wide variety of patients that have a wide variety of diagnoses. The FUSION head array is designed for persons with MS, ALS, and high-level spinal cord injuries, among other diagnoses. Using the additional ASL accessories, the client can wirelessly connect to an AAC device, a mouse emulator, and Tecla E, all accessories from the different designs available from ASL.
What they Fusion Head Array allows the user to do is to control the speed and direction at a fully-proportional capability with adjustability options that are designed to fir the customizable needs and progressions of any type of different disabilities. Thus, the Headset Array is designed for wheelchairs in order to allow the user to drive the wheelchair simply by using their head. The user can lean one way or the other to touch the sensors that activate the function of the device.
Our Director of Design at our Austin industrial design agency, Tim Uys, designed the mechanical mechanism that attaches the head array to the back of the wheelchair with a quick-release system that easily allows a care-giver the ability to quickly move the sensors out of the way. The system is also designed to automatically adjust for tightness and reduce wiggling and movement, making it a less frustrating and difficult experience for both the user and caregiver.
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Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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