RMUTT contributes its Massage Learning Model to the visually impaired in the ‘new normal’ era
Assistant Professor Dr. Nipat Jongsawat, Dean of Science and Technology delivered three Thai Traditional Massage Learning Models to Mrs. Thanaporn Promsuwan, Director-General of Department of Empowerment of persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social Development and Human Security in order to help facilitate the visually impaired. During this auspicious occasion Mrs. Thanaporn Promsuwan delivered her welcoming speech for the researchers at the Learning Innovation Centre of Accessible and Assistive Technology, the Rajvithi Home.
Associate Professor Dr. Suwarin Pattamavorakul revealed that three different poses of Thai Traditional Massage Learning Models were delivered to the visually impaired including sitting position, log sleep position, and standing position. Each model had 10 ‘sen’ or energy lines that run through the body. By learning ways to perform Thai traditional massage, the visually impaired would practice their therapeutic skills through their sense of touch and hearing on the given medical mannequin models. These models were made of silicone that had their resemblance to human skin enabling users to perform rhythmic pressing training that eventually lead to real-life preparedness to build their Thai traditional therapeutic career and support themselves financially. Therefore, with continuous collaboration between Science and Technology, Department of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi and the Department of Empowerment of persons with Disabilities, learning of practical skills for Thai traditional massage career were developed in order to respond to the (new normal) for people with disabilities.