Ankit Gupta, Jillian Haac, Nabil Khan, Vishal Rao, Richard Goldberg, Kevin Caves (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) designed a device to help an 8 year old girl in a wheelchair transfer from the chair to the ground and vice versa.
Vishal Parikh, Peter Bohlen, Andrew Pappa, Ben Wiener, [University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill] We created a device for individuals in wheelchairs. Our device enables the user to feel the sensation of movement. The device provides angular movement for the individual.
Cheng-Shiu Chung, Jui-Te Lin, Maria L. Toro, Nahom M. Beyene, Yasmin Garcia (University of Pittsburgh) Design, fabrication, and evaluation of an adjustable throwing frame to accommodate seated throwing athletes.
Heather Anderson, Isidro Magaña, Ashley Thibodeaux, Zachary Wells (Louisiana Tech University) propose to replace the physical element of USB connections with magnetic force over copper leads housed in an ABS casing. This will allow for consumers to easily connect and disconnect USB devices without fine motor skills.
Nathan Armstrong, Matt Carlson, Nathan Ip, Sunho Baik, Kenneth Roggow, Fred Tsai, Jared Van Dam (University of Wisconsin-Madison) investigated and designed alternative solutions for powered wheelchair systems.
Ryan Brandt, Benjamin House, Matt Coffman, Bryce Tanner (California State University, Chico) designed a chair to allow a person without lower extremity mobility to be lifted into a partially standing golf stance.
Julia O’Rourke, Peter Doblar, Jakub Felkl, Mukund Kumar, Patrick Pace (University of Texas at Austin) Designed an automatic switch-activated paper counter used in vocational training for students with disabilities
A software tool has been developed that can be used to analyze handwriting data for research related to conditions such as Huntington disease, Parkinson’s disease and Development Coordination Disorders in children.
Dongwoon Hyun, Robert Dodson, and Victor Lieu (Duke University) designed a Combination Seed Dispenser and Planting Mechanism to provide assistance in planting seeds for employees with various visual, physical, and cognitive disabilities at Goodwill Industries’ Nature Center.
Brian Ambielli, Adrienne Dunk, Paul Kravik, Cheng-Chen (Roy) Lu (Northwestern University) – The Assisted Pill Dispenser (APD) allows a user with tetraplegia to self administer medication while in bed.