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A young man plays chess with assitive technology.
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Title: Chess
From: My Artificial Muscles
Original caption: When I play chess my range of motion is not great enough to cover the entire 14 square board. To move the board so that it would come into my range required a great deal of thought and effort by the Rancho Los Amigos orthotists. They put a muscle under the board that is hooked to one side of the chess board. When the muscle contracts, the board moves to the left 4. The other side is spring loaded to pull it back when the muscle is released. At the top right of the board there is a valve similar to the others which I work by my pinch. This valve is also connected to the CO2 flask.
Creator: n/a
Date: 1960
Format: Photograph
Publication: Toomey J Gazette
Source: Gazette International Networking Institute
Location: vol.3, no.2, p.10
Keywords: Assistive Technology; California; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Health & Medicine; Identity; Leisure; Medicine & Science; Orthotist; Physical Disability; Polio; Respirator; Self Help; Social Welfare & Communities; Technology & Equipment
Topics: Physical Environment; Science, Health & Technology
Funding Support Provided By: NEC Foundation of America


Objects From This Artifact:
- Chess (still)
- My Artificial Muscles (doc)
- Using Artificial Muscles (still)