Archive | 2012 participant

Cane held with clip.

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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Semi-automatic feeding device for wheelchair users (George Mason University)

  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 […]

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The Spool attaches to the Front or Rear Attachment through use of a clip and allows the user to easily pull the kayak up any uneven terrain.

Kayak Transporter (Duke University)

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 […]

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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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