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Spin Solution (Duke University)

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 […]

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Hip Continuous Passive Motion Device (The Ohio State University)

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. […]

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Automatic page turner (Padmasri Dr.B.V Raju Institute of Technology)

  V.Shravya &  G.Swetha ABSTRACT: The primary goal of this project is to design a device to promote independence in reading for individuals with disabilities and the elderly at their own pace. Individuals with decreased hand functioning, as the result of diagnoses such as arthritis, cerebral palsy, and stroke often have difficulties with fine motor […]

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Multisource Data Collection for Sleep Disorder Studies (Widener University)

Daniel Santosusso, Elvin Izaguirre, and Michael Malkoun ABSTRACT: The goal of this project is to develop a portable and affordable device to collect multisource physiological and environmental data for sleep disorder study. Millions of Americans suffer from various sleep disorders with very few of them being able to afford or even have a sleep laboratory […]

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Analysis, Testing, and Design of a Low-Cost Prosthetic Foot (University of Arkansas)

Nicholas Galuska, Andrew Buchta, Brandon Long, Shane Weindel ABSTRACT             Natural disasters are occurring everyday across the globe, these claim the lives and livelihood of many individuals and families, especially in poorer regions of the world where if there is access to necessary medical care it is difficult to afford. Because of this there are […]

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AudiBall (Louisiana Tech University)

Aawaz Shrestha, Andrew Macaluso, Sierra Irwin, and John Dighton ABSTRACT Popular among all age groups, baseball surely is America’s favorite pastime. However, people who are visually impaired do not have the opportunity to indulge in this exciting game. Accordingly, to solve this problem, a design of a better baseball is imminent, in order to help […]

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The Light Sabre (Duke University)

Abstract Wheelchair fencing is a recognized Paralympic sport practiced in 26 countries1 but is not very common in the area.  Our client recently began participating in the sport and lacked the funding to purchase the fencing frames currently used in international competition.  Therefore, she practiced without securing herself to anything, which was unsafe and put […]

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