Title

Team Reachout: Creating Memories that Last a Lifetime

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

Team Reachout has partnered with the ARC San Joaquin, a nonprofit organization that supports persons with developmental disabilities, to make their memories last a lifetime. This project focuses on helping those participants that are wheelchair-bound use a video camera with ease, by utilizing a user-friendly remote controlled rotating video camera platform. The device features four main components: an LCD screen, user-controlled pan and tilt camera platform, the user- friendly remote control and the wheelchair mounting system. From the remote control, the user will be able to rotate the camera vertically and horizontally, start and stop recording, and zoom in and out. The remote features large buttons with easy to read, familiar symbols which clearly depict the function of each button. The motorized camera platform follows the directions of the user through use of the remote control. The user is able to view what they are filming with ease by looking effortlessly at a 7”” LCD screen, mounted in front of their very eyes. The system is mounted to the wheelchair through use of a structured series of bars and a clamping system. These four components together ““Reachout”” to create memories today which last a lifetime.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2009 2:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2009 3:30 PM

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Team Reachout: Creating Memories that Last a Lifetime

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Team Reachout has partnered with the ARC San Joaquin, a nonprofit organization that supports persons with developmental disabilities, to make their memories last a lifetime. This project focuses on helping those participants that are wheelchair-bound use a video camera with ease, by utilizing a user-friendly remote controlled rotating video camera platform. The device features four main components: an LCD screen, user-controlled pan and tilt camera platform, the user- friendly remote control and the wheelchair mounting system. From the remote control, the user will be able to rotate the camera vertically and horizontally, start and stop recording, and zoom in and out. The remote features large buttons with easy to read, familiar symbols which clearly depict the function of each button. The motorized camera platform follows the directions of the user through use of the remote control. The user is able to view what they are filming with ease by looking effortlessly at a 7”” LCD screen, mounted in front of their very eyes. The system is mounted to the wheelchair through use of a structured series of bars and a clamping system. These four components together ““Reachout”” to create memories today which last a lifetime.