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Início: January 2015
End: December 2018
Cost: 24,335€, 15,000€ of which financed by AMI
Beneficiaries: Directly benefits 50 people per year (equal proportion of men and women), 400 family / caregivers, 50 to 100 members of health and education teams and, indirectly, people interested in the solutions presented in the platform to be created on the internet.
Improving the empowerment, independence and autonomy of people with disabilities through low-cost technological solutions in Santiago, Chile
Disability or impairment, especially in adult people, is very neglected in the Chilean reality. In addition, healthcare equipment is often saturated with a system that requires income by number of people attended, regardless of their quality, hence the growth of the third sector with NGOs to support the fight against the marginalization of people with disabilities or impairment and discrimination against poor people. In this context, CETRAM – Corporación Centro de Transtornos del Movimiento is an NGO that has been following people with physical disabilities for 12 years through a Technical Support Unit to meet the needs of independence and autonomy.
This unit was pioneer in the country by introducing the concept of low-cost technological assistance, developing a manual of technical aids and technological assistance and training all rehabilitation teams in Chile with the help of the National Disability Service.
This made it possible to realize that a second step of action would be the introduction of highly complex but low cost technology in order to help reduce the social gap that people with disabilities face in the country. The current project, which aims to directly guarantee the improvement of life of 50 patients per year, aims to: a) Create a platform in social networks for the aggregation, evaluation and dissemination of low-cost technological solutions in support of the disabled; B) To structure and test a training plan for the staff and caregivers of the users; C) Train 50 professionals, technicians, people with disabilities and / or caregivers of people with disabilities for the use and evaluation of low cost technologies.