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 […]
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 […]
This project, Wireless Sip & Puff switch for computer access, came from an interest in improving the way that a person with a severe disability clicks the mouse when using alternative access methods.
The goal of this project was to design and build an engaging, portable device that encourages Stephanie to learn the Braille alphabet.
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 […]
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.
Michael Chao, Ian King, Esther Lee, and Shengnan Xiang (Duke University) designed a heat gun safety device for employees with disabilities at OE Enterprises.
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.
The focus of the electrical outlet connector is to aid people with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Parkinson`s disease into helping them plug in an everyday electrical device.
Drew Berger, Matt Jones, and Michelle Pyle (Rice University) designed and created a balance therapy entertainment system for children with balance disorders out of Wii balance boards and force-sensing handrails.