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BU Students hold an Adaptive Equipment Exhibition in Bethlehem


On Tuesday 20th May 2014 course instructor Mr. Anan Ghabbash hosted an adaptive equipment exhibition at Lifegate Rehabilitation Centre, Beit Jala.

The exhibition was the culmination of a semesters work in which the students were taught how to make expensive equipment for people with disabilities at a fraction of the retail price.

The event was attended by Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, Brother Joe Loewenstein and Dean Mariam Awad of the Faculty of Nursing and Healther Sciences in addition to many community organizations.

The items made by the occupational therapy and physiotherapy students included equipment to enable stroke patients to perform basic hygiene activities, a wheelchair ramp, games and puzzles to remediate mental health deficits and assessment equipment. In making these items the students learnt carpentry, needlework and iron monger skills.

An additional theme of the course was making equipment from household items which maybe otherwise discarded, for example a no ‘mess sandbox’ made out of a plastic container. Old shoes were connected to a harness to produce a device to enable a disabled child to feel the sensation of walking whilst strapped to their parent.

All the equipment was made for particular organizations and specific clients, all items were taken at the end of the exhibition to be used in client interventions.

The guests were impressed by what the students had produced, their creativity and the variety of items.

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