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Technologies to move

Technologies to move

The Technologies to Move project is interested in technological devices that help people with acquired brain injury become mobile, especially gaining the ability to walk. Therefore, a usercentred, video-ethnographic innovation study on the practical use of walking aids in private and institutional settings was developed. Our interest is in both practices of moving and the
social, material, and personal contexts in which mobility is situated (e.g. how different it feels to go shopping using a wheelchair vs. a walking aid; the technical features of the device and environmental aspects, e.g. how to get a walking aid up or down the stairs). Thereby, we aim to reach a better understanding of the social and interactional impact of technologies that help
immobile people get around.

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