Design and Technology KS3/4: New tech to help Tobijah use his hands

Tobijah has limited movement in his hands and the team attempt to get him cooking again.

Tobijah was paralysed from the chest down in a car accident.

As a result, he’s no longer able to open and close his fists or pick things up.

Materials expert Zoe Laughlin works with Tobijah to try and find a way for him to use his hands in the kitchen.

Together they manage to fashion some bespoke handles that will enable him to hold utensils, but if he’s going to be able to cook anything from scratch she needs to come up with a way to give him back much finer motor skills needed to follow recipes, including the ability to pick up and crack open eggs.

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