Daniel Bieber, Richard Daniels, Timothy Martin ABSTRACT Lack of access to communication for hospital patients with disabilities causes a reduction in the overall effectiveness of care and places a financial burden on the healthcare industry. Some solutions exist to address these communication issues for individuals with special needs, but these solutions are unreliable and even […]
Dan Gabioud, Joe Klopotic, Tyler DeBussey, Mike Strazishar, Mike Seidel University of Wisconsin-Madison ABSTRACT In today’s market there are two primary options when a person using a wheelchair needs to negotiate a staircase: ramps and powered lifts. Ramps require space (because of requirements on slope) while powered lifts are expensive. Given these limited options, we […]
Eric Williams, Nadwah Binti Onwi, Alexander Ashoff, Jorge Candiotti, Joseph Corrigan, Brandon Daveler, Aaron Greenbaum, Emma Harbert, Claire Hoelmer, Lauren Matevish, Esteban Ruiz, Natthasit Wongsirikul (University of Pittsburgh) Our team designed a low-cost mass-customizable pediatric wheelchair for distribution by charitable organizations in developing countries.
Ryan Denkewicz, Hersh Lakdawala, Boying Shui, Kavin Vasudevan ABSTRACT Prior to being diagnosed with a form of multiple sclerosis that severely restricted his mobility, the client was an avid cyclist who biked over ten thousand miles per year. The goal of this project is to assist him in riding a stationary bicycle with the long-term […]
Bottle Opener (Georgia Institute of Technology) The bottle opener fills the need of opening bottles and jars easily with one hand.
ABSTRACT Approximately 900,000 Americans have little to no control over their hands, which causes daily tasks to become difficult and decreases quality of life. Our goal is to help improve quality of life with a brain computer interface that allows subjects to read an electronic book (eBook), using affordable, commercially available components. Concentrating on a […]
Philip Colangelo ABSTRACT Many people have disabilities resulting in the inability to use a utensil. Dependence on a feeding staff is a struggle and my design aims eliminate this need by providing an easy to use self feeding device. Enabling people in this situation to feed themselves, the Robotic Feeding Arm (RFA) gives back […]
Nick Black, Meagan Ita, Beth Schlegel, Andy Turner, Michael Vignos ABSTRACT Patients who have surgery to repair the hip acetabular labrum require post-op continuous passive motion therapy to reduce pain, joint adhesions, and muscle tightness. This therapy is performed by physical therapists (PTs) and caregivers for 12 minutes, twice a day for 2-3 weeks post-op. […]
Derek Dempsey, Anthony Capone(University of Massachusetts, Lowell) designed an assistive tricycle for a young boy with cerebral palsy to ride.
Bhairavi Singh (MIT Institute of Design) designed a walking aid for scissor gaits