Open Journal of Occupational Therapy: Occupation and the Artist
 
The Style Evolution of Glasses: Acknowledging Well-being for Wearable Medical Device

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The Style Evolution of Glasses: Acknowledging Well-being for Wearable Medical Device

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Download Splint made of wood and metal (photo credit: Josimar Senior) (258 KB)

Download Splint made of wood and metal (285 KB)

Download Splint from 3D printing made of Polyactic Acid (PLA) (396 KB)

Download Red Splint from 3D printing; featured cover photo (393 KB)

Download Splint made of wood and metal (314 KB)

Download Splint made of wood and metal on hand (336 KB)

Description

The focus of Peta Bush’s work is to create wearable medical devices that address all qualities of the individual, including physical, mental, emotional, and psychosocial aspects. Peta is completing a practice-based research PhD titled “Therapeutic jewelry: The craft of people-centric devices for wellbeing.” Her passion for creating wearable medical devices that are multi-dimensional stems from her personal experiences, as she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In addition, she uses her knowledge of well-being and the biopsychosocial model when creating her wearable medical devices. Peta currently uses technology, such as 3D printing, as one method to fabricate her collection. Her aspirations are for this concept of wearable medical devices to become mainstream, similar to glasses, and to remove the stigma associated with wearable medical devices.

Keywords

well-being, wearablel medical devices, splint, biopsychosocial model, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, 3D printing

Disciplines

Occupational Therapy

The Style Evolution of Glasses: Acknowledging Well-being for Wearable Medical Device

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