Camera system

Project  / Project number: 418 2006  /  Status:


The challenge

Camera systemThe young lady has arthrogryposis which severely limits her ability to use her hands and legs. For a course in photography, she needed to operate a complex film camera using her mouth and extremely limited left hand movement.

The camera was mounted on a ball joint and counterbalanced with a pendulum weight. Levers with mouth grips set the tension or lock the ball joint, to manoeuvre the camera through pan and tilt and provide zoom control.

A remote control was modified to operate by a lever, via a duplex cam, giving self-centring, forward for focus and back to take the picture. The system packs away in a carrying box.

The client could enrol for her course, being able to use the required film camera and to control the framing of shot, focus, zoom, aperture and speed and shutter firing.