Toes that look like toes: Cambodian children's perspectives on prosthetic legs.

@article{Hussain2011ToesTL,
  title={Toes that look like toes: Cambodian children's perspectives on prosthetic legs.},
  author={Sofia Hussain},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={1427-40}
}
When designing assistive devices for people with disabilities in developing countries, product developers tend to prioritize economic and technical requirements, ignoring aesthetic and cultural issues. This can result in devices that create or reinforce social barriers, creating negative impacts on users' self-esteem and sense of well-being. To understand the social implications of using prosthetic legs for Cambodian children, a pilot research study was conducted in Phnom Penh and surrounding… CONTINUE READING

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