Chih-Han Chan, Liang-Chiu Hsieh, and Tim D. Yang ABSTRACT Pressure ulcer development is a common complication in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Although not the sole cause, prolonged seating pressure is known to be a contributing factor to ulceration. Seating technologies use principles of immersion (how far the buttocks sink below the interface) and […]
Sean Pool (University of Alabama at Birmingham) designed an improved functional electrical stimulation rowing device for people with spinal cord injury.
Tony Lau, William Ko, Sarah Tsui, Shan Law, Ann Chan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) designed a device, Donut420 to assist people to wash tableware with upper limb dysfunction.
Michelle Cullen, Matthew Keller, Eli Brantingham, John Bartholomew, Sarah Levine, Michael Guthrie Abstract Although running is associated with positive health benefits, many runners experience running-induced injuries. Research demonstrates that a rear-foot strike pattern is a common factor amongst these injuries and may increase one’s likelihood of sustaining another in the future. Current technology to assess foot strike pattern and running […]
Matthew Boehm, Michael Bradley, and Jason Cooper (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) designed a portable self back massager for a client with symptoms of fibromyalgia in her lower and upper back.
Jessica Lau, Scott Cole, Elizabeth Harruff, James McManus ABSTRACT Millions of Americans suffer from low vision, which inhibits their abilities to complete everyday activities. In vision therapy, patients complete exercises to improve vision-cognition skills. Patient progress in the clinic must be supplemented by at-home vision exercises, but compliance with conventional assigned homework is low because […]
Sze Cheuk Ching, Hil Tung Lam, Yan Yan Law, Ka Hei Tang Abstract The EasyOpen is a small, inexpensive device that is simple to operate. It aims at helping those with hand tremors, weak wrist stability, poor vision and poor eye-hand coordination to insert the key into the keyhole in a convenient and effortless manner. […]
Philip Colangelo Abstract The Robotic Feeding Arm (RFA) is an assistive technology device that gives independence to people who rely on feeding assistance. This easy to use device puts people in control of all their meals by allowing the user to choose when they take their next bite. Introduction/Background Independence is a large factor in […]
Keenan Sullivan, Steven Burke, Jennifer Ching Abstract The modular sensory board is a device used to reward young students in elementary school for effectively completing their work in a timely and responsible manner. Some children have difficulty developing their senses during early childhood. Because of this, we have determined that this board be specifically geared […]
Cassie Meeker, Lindsay Sullivan, Matt Schneider and Joseph Shim (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) designed four devices to help a candle maker with autism become self-sufficient in the workplace.