Ben Gerenstein, the CEO of ZyEdge, LLC, recently used his maker skills to assist a handicapped child in Herndon, Virginia. While attending the Nova Mini Maker Faire in Reston, Virginia, Mr. Gerenstein learned of a child’s inability to press a remote control button on his wheelchair to open the door of his home due to lack of finger strength.
Mr. Gerenstein realized he could resolve the child’s problem by creating a custom remote control using a 3D printer and a capacitive touch sensor. He created the new remote and installed it on the child’s wheelchair. Success!