Our design addresses three obstacles to prosthetic care in the developing world: cost, time, and location. Compared to current solutions, RightFit is less expensive and faster to fabricate, and it does not need specialized equipment. Our device is adaptable and efficient, with a wide potential sphere of influence in the developing world and beyond.
Sarah Roberts, Robert Fields, Casey Shumberger, Alexis Bertram ABSTRACT Mobilizing intensive care unit patients has been shown to improve their health outcomes by shortening their healing time and length of hospital stay. However, getting these critically ill patients up and moving can be a challenge. Through our work with ICU staff from the Medical University […]
Jeffery Flowerday, Richard Dzionara-Norsen, Jonathan Nguyen, Kassandra Schlott ABSTRACT To those who are able bodied, sailing is often seen as a sport that people with disabilities cannot participate in. However, all over the world people are sailing not only for fun, but also for competition. This task continues to be difficult, especially with people who […]
Kyra Wilson-Houck, Ana Allen, Joanna Dzionara-Norsen, Dan Sawicki, Beverly Liriano ABSTRACT The purpose of this project is to redesign the handles of a standard axilla crutch to feature a connection mechanism which is easy for users with lower extremity injuries to control. The Una-Crutch is a device that is added onto the standard axilla […]
Chih-Han Chan, Liang-Chiu Hsieh, and Tim D. Yang ABSTRACT Pressure ulcer development is a common complication in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Although not the sole cause, prolonged seating pressure is known to be a contributing factor to ulceration. Seating technologies use principles of immersion (how far the buttocks sink below the interface) and […]
Sean Pool (University of Alabama at Birmingham) designed an improved functional electrical stimulation rowing device for people with spinal cord injury.