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. […]