On Wednesday, Impact Hub Phnom Penh will be hosting a Happy Hour Talk focusing on tech for those with disabilities. The talk will be the second of such Happy Hour Talks following the Tech for Education talk which took place last week.
This time, the talk will focus on how assistive technologies are readily available for people living with disabilities in Cambodia and the work that is being done to integrate these technologies into everyday life.
To do this, the talk will showcase two innovative projects that are tech-based solutions, designed to benefit the disabled communities in Cambodia.
The first project on show at the event will be Mobilituk. Developed by Agile Development Group (ADG), the Mobilituk is the first wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk in Cambodia.
This innovation will provide a transportation option for wheelchair users to enter and exits a tuk-tuk with the same level of independence as other non-wheelchair using passengers. For ADG, the ultimate goal would be to make accessible transport the rule rather than the exception in Cambodia.
Another project that will be on show at the event will come courtesy of Ki How Tran. Ki How is the co-founder and Director of Operations at ARC Hub PNH, Cambodia’s first 3D printing service/makerspace. The project is focused on 3D-printed Prostheses for Amputees which if you’ve been following Geeks in Cambodia, you might have read about. If not, you can check it out here – http://geeksincambodia.com/
At the event, you’ll be able to catch Ki How talk about the various creations he has 3D printed to benefit amputees in Cambodia.
Not only that though, he’ll also be taking the opportunity to share about his work in trying to establish an infrastructure which will help make prosthetics an affordable and accessible solution for those in need.
So if you’re interested in the latest developments in Tech for Disabilities, check out this week’s Impact Hub Happy Hour Talk.
To sign up, simply go to https://phnompenh.impacthub.net/event/happy-hour-talk-tech-for-disabilities/ and register for your ticket today!
Admission is free and you never know, perhaps you will be inspired by the talk and come up with the next great innovation in tech for disabilities!