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 […]
Salma Mahmoud, Sidra Khan, Jane Kambugu, Kamran Mohammadi, Farideh Madani Abstract Though a seemingly simple task, many people face tremendous difficulty feeding themselves independently. In this project, we have focused on designing a portable semi-automatic feeder for a wheel chair user at George Mason University. The goal of this device is to cut down […]
Cheng-Yen Chen, William Chyan, Zhiwei Tay, Jarey Wang ABSTRACT The goal of this project is to construct a device that will enable individuals with lower body disabilities to independently transport their kayak between their vehicle and the water. The device consists of four parts: 1) a Modified Wheelchair, 2) a Front Attachment, 3) a […]
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 […]
Ashley Hale, Emily Car, (University of New Hampshire), modified a bicycle so that a visually impaired child could ride safely and independently.
Brad Hubbard, Jeff Sechrist, Shrey Patel, Richard Goldberg, Kevin Caves Abstract: Patients in the UNC Burn Center start a stretching regimen after forming scars or receiving skin grafts. This is crucial in getting full range of motion for every joint incorporated in the burn since the scars and grafts are non-elastic. It is difficult for […]