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Figure 1: Wheelchair Swing Subsystem

Dual Purpose Wheelchair-Platform Swing (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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 […]

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One Arm Drive Wheelchair Attachment (Caltech)

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 […]

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PandaBraille: A Refreshable Electro-Tactile Braille Display with No Moving Parts (VIT University)

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. […]

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