Design and Technology KS4: Helping someone with cerebral palsy to sail

Two designers develop assistive technology to help Ian, with cerebral palsy, sail independently.

Engineer, Ryan White, and experience designer, Ruby Steele, team up to see if they can come up with a solution.

If they’re successful it’ll be the first time anyone has ever sailed a boat using just their eyes.

They’re hopeful that their idea to use the eye gaze technology that Ian already uses to operate his computer will work if they hook it up to motors on the boat.

See how designers research and develop a new product.

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