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Improving Quality of Life Through Use of 3D Printing

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


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About the Program

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists or other health professionals working with people living with limited hand mobility or individuals living with a disability, people living with limited hand mobility, families/caregivers of a loved one living with limited hand mobility.

ImaginAble Solutions’ CEO & Founder Lianna Genovese, a biomedical and mechanical engineer, will be presenting how to improve quality of life through use of 3D printing. She will be using the company’s international award-winning assistive device Guided Hands, as a case study to explain the Design Thinking Process. Guided Hands utilizes 3D printing technology to enable people living with limited hand mobility to write, paint, draw and access technology.

Participants will learn:

  1. How to apply the Design Thinking Process to create assistive technology. 
  2. 3D Printing capabilities to create solutions for people living with a disability. 
  3. How to use the Guided HandsTM assistive device for a client or a loved one.

Take a sneak peek at Guided Hands [Video] 

About the Presenters

Portrait of Lianna Genovese

Lianna Genovese

Lianna Genovese is the CEO & Founder of ImaginAble Solutions and inventor of the company’s international award-winning product Guided Hands, an assistive device that enables anyone experiencing limited hand mobility to write, paint, draw and access technology. Lianna holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical and mechanical engineering from McMaster University where at only 19 years old, Lianna created the first prototype of Guided Hands for a colleague living with Cerebral Palsy. She is also the National Canadian Winner of the James Dyson Award and top 20 worldwide! Lianna is a passionate woman in engineering, and public speaker for women in STEM and entrepreneurship.



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