Paul Smitheman & April Powell “To maintain your independence you must always be needed and wanted. The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. Make people depend on you for their happiness and prosperity and you have nothing to fear. Never teach them enough so that they can do without you.” […]
Gabrielle (Gabby) Styles (Howard University) designed the Squeezable Paint Brushes with the help and support of Dr. Lynda Hill (Howard University) to be used as mouth paint brushes for individuals with upper extremity deficits.
Caroline Portoghese ABSTRACT Putting shoes on the correct feet can be a challenge for many children. This challenge can be increased for children with cognitive or visual-perceptual disabilities. If shoes are not put on the right feet, it can cause foot pain and injury, and can increase dependence on caregivers. The friendly face image on […]
Abstract Blindness is a common disability in Colombia. In 2013, approximately 1.300.000 people had this disability and the vast majority of them lived in poorness (RCN Radio, 2013). It is necessary that they learn Braille system for their proper incorporation in society and their rehabilitation, so they have access to written knowledge. In this project, […]
Halsey Friedel, Jordan Cirocco, Sharmila Yadav Palani, and Arlens Zeqollari. Abstract Our client is a young boy with a mitochondrial disease that limits his motor control and dexterity, preventing him from independently performing essential tasks such as lifting, reaching, and holding. The goal of this project is to design a device that encourages the client […]
Andrew Yuan, Fred Shen, Ishi Singh, and Timothy Yang (Duke University) designed six devices to facilitate kitchen tasks for a woman with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Katy Riojas (The University of Tulsa) designed and fabricated a mobility platform body for children with disabilities to provide therapeutic recreation for the children.
At the completion of this project the client was able to make phone calls to her friends and family without the help of others, completing the original scope of the project. Also, in addition to this the prototype allowed her to regain back many more of the basic everyday functions which she had lost due […]
Lydia Ran, Morganne Gagne, Jayson Garmizo, Gautam Meka [Duke University] designed the Spin n’ Grin which is a motorized spinning device for a young boy with sensory defensiveness.
Scott Oshiro, Rahul Chopra, Luis Asencios Reynoso Abstract The purpose of this project was to develop an active arm brace, which is controlled by the user’s surface electromyography (EMG) signals. This can be used for physical therapy and to assist the user with routine activities. In order to process the EMG signals and eliminate noise, a bandpass […]