Eleanore’s Project announces a hands-on workshop June 27 from 8:45-9:15 am at the RESNA 2019 Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The workshop, titled “Hammie: Using 3D Printing to Build a Teaching Tool for Understanding Implications of Hip and Knee Flexion Contractures on Sitting and Lying Postures,” will be presented by T. Sammie Wakefield (inventor of Hammie), Brian Burkhardt, and Tamara Kittelson-Aldred.
This workshop is ideal for those involved in seating and mobility, and 3D printing enthusiasts. Hammie is a teaching tool for educating about the dynamics of multi-joint muscles and resulting postural problems in sitting and lying. These concepts are difficult to impart without a common language and knowledge of anatomy. A live, hands-on component will give attendees the opportunity to practice with Hammies and see how they work, according to a media release from Eleanore’s Project.
Hammie was launched at the 35th International Seating Symposium. Since then, Hammie has been used in 11 different countries and has traveled to more – helping teach about anatomical concepts in an engaging way.
For more information and to order a Hammie, visit www.meethammie.com. Proceeds beyond manufacturing support work in less resourced areas of the world.
Eleanore’s Project is a 501(c (3) non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families in less resourced settings, through promotion of responsible wheelchair provision and 24-hour posture care management.
[Source: Eleanore’s Project]