Archive | Student Design Competition Finalists

Cane and Able (California Lutheran University)

Jane Hankins, Jennifer Black, Jeannine Blankinship, Raven Vilardo, Julieth Leon, Jessica Lopez,  Brisi Favela, Tammy Thomsen, Roxanne Sharkey, & Jeff Westendorf Abstract According to a national health study (1), there are approximately 109,000 individuals in the U.S. who are visually impaired or blind and who use a long (white) cane for independent mobility.  There are […]

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Med-Ease: Facilitating the Occupation of Opening Medicine Bottles (University of Toronto)

Prina Cohen, Ana Talag, Sorin Uta ABSTRACT To occupational therapists (OTs), enabling our clients to be independent in their self-care is vital for their participation in everyday life. For many older adults, medication plays a large role in their day-to-day activities including the opening of child-resistant containers/medicine bottles. However, more studies are posing that motor […]

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MonoMano Cycling Control System (University of Rochester)

Travis Block, David Narrow, Dominic Marino, Sara Hutchinson, and Martin Szeto ABSTRACT Our team has created a novel device to allow for adapted control of a recumbent tricycle by users with unilateral upper body weakness. A γ-prototype has been constructed and has been tested for safety and efficacy.  This report outlines the motivation for our […]

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SBS Skill Trainer with Video Feedback (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Ruslan Popovych, Marc Carroll, and Jay Park (Georgia Institute of Technology) designed a clinical rehabilitation tool that provides immediate and easy to understand video feedback to wheelchair users learning new functional skills.

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The PushTracker: An Activity Monitor for Manual Wheelchair Users

To assist manual wheelchair users in avoiding upper limb pain and pathology we created a device that can track their activity level throughout and across several months. To do this we custom designed and built a printed circuit board with associated circuit components.

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