‘Open Rehabilitation Prototypes’ is a project started by the cooperation between two makers, Stefano Silvestri and Vittorio Milone, a speech therapist professional (Antonietta Battista) and another speech therapist and psychologist professional (Daniela Faticato). Our group is based in Naples and Potenza (both in Southern Italy). The main goal of the project is to develop low-cost open source software and hardware customizable tools that are actually usable in daily therapeutic practice, designed with the patients’/users’ needs in mind. The project aims to be another example of building products enabling wider access to therapeutic resources by both keeping costs down and sharing the source code in order to allow anyone to modify/customize the tools we develop to suit their particular needs.
Our group was selected for the Maker Faire Rome (3-5 October 2014) and our Open Bilateral Stimulation project and our speech therapy-related work were on display there as prototypes.
See here for a video interview on our projects on display there (Italian only, sorry).