The StylusStick can be used to complete a variety of tasks and encourages individuals, who are typically dependent on family and health care aides, to exercise a degree of independence leading to an improved quality of life.
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Nicholas Stewart, Justin LaMar, Christine Lochner, Kayla Cole, Lindsay Johnson, and Emeka Akpaka [Left to right] ABSTRACT Individuals who have a reduced ability to hear and see may find that everyday tasks such as walking are challenging. To address these challenges, the project team has iteratively designed a user-friendly cane handle that improves user independence […]
Maggie Bates, Owen Breese, Elizabeth Cutolo, Sean Kennelly ABSTRACT/BACKGROUND Individuals faced with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities require specialized services to help reach their full potential in the community. Many of them benefit greatly from mental stimulation, as it contributes to maintaining a better overall quality of life. Certain activities, such as swinging, achieve mental stimulation […]
Catherine Pavlov, Tatiana Roy, Harry Golash and Teo Wilkening ABSTRACT This project entailed the design of a mechanical wheelchair attachment for use by people with hemiplegia. The device adds on to a preexisting chair, modifying it to be operable with one arm. The device is adjustable and detachable, and allows for navigation in tight places […]
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.
Supreeta Ray, Prithvi Monangi, Yamini Dubey, Taranand Mukhopadhyay, Aditya Dubey, Spandana Chervu, Theodore M. Moallem ABSTRACT Most of the assistive tools present in the market currently, designed for the people who have blindness are very costly, not easily repairable and even if available, are not easily accessible by them, the vast majority of which is economically weak. […]
Eric Williams, Nadwah Binti Onwi, Alexander Ashoff, Jorge Candiotti, Joseph Corrigan, Brandon Daveler, Aaron Greenbaum, Emma Harbert, Claire Hoelmer, Lauren Matevish, Esteban Ruiz, Natthasit Wongsirikul (University of Pittsburgh) Our team designed a low-cost mass-customizable pediatric wheelchair for distribution by charitable organizations in developing countries.
Derek Dempsey, Anthony Capone(University of Massachusetts, Lowell) designed an assistive tricycle for a young boy with cerebral palsy to ride.
Our client, Abbie, is a 5-year-old kindergarten student who, as a result of CP, struggles with the fine motor movement required to use her iPad for communication. Our project’s goal is to provide Abbie with the fundamental support and control needed to operate an iPad more effectively.
Olivia Davis ABSTRACT Sometimes we take advantage of the ease and accessibility that comes with having two arms and two hands. We tend to design with the assumption that our users have complete function as well, but what would our projects look like if we were to take a step to the side and form […]