Set your distance
Proxychair is an app designed for people with muscular dystrophy that want to be involved in the same activities as everybody else. The purpose of the app is to be able to detect the distance between the patient on the wheelchair and their surroundings. For someone with an advanced stage of Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy is a hard task to rotate their body and even their heads, with the Proxychair app they can simply just keep track on their phone.
LGMD affects the muscles closer to the body, which include shoulders, hips and legs, it will deteriorate the muscles affecting their mobility and development. This disorder not only affects the muscles of the body but behavioral characteristics as well.
4 out of 10 suffer from behavioral concerns
Patients ages 15-24
used a wheelchair
People with LGMD end up in a wheelchair making it hard for them to do many activities influencing their behavioral characteristics.
To design an app that will allow them to go out and be involved in a safe way and safe environment.
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To be able to go to fun accessible places and not worry about anybody tripping over her.
Sam is a full time online counselor who likes to have fun and go out with friends.
For easy access, the user can just scan the barcode from their wheelchair or input the serial number to acquire the measurements.
Proxychair will the allow the user to select the preferred distance they want around as well as the notification.
It is important to detect the people on time so this is why the app features a map that the user can constantly check.
Notifications are short and clear, once the user has dismissed it, it simply goes back to the surroundings.
Design: Stephanie Chica
Research: MDA center in San Antonio, TX
Stock Images: istockphoto.com