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The UAB Child Stander

The UAB Child Stander Client: UCP of Greater Birmingham – Children’s Day Care   This project was developed to serve children at UCP who are unable to stand on their own.  The device functions much like a cot that rotates from horizontal to vertical, and holds the child in a standing position.  The device was […]

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The Modified Paper Drilling Machine

The Modified Paper Drilling Machine Client: UCP of Greater Birmingham – Adult Workshop   The adult workshop at UCP of Greater Birmingham provides nine-to-five employment for a number of adults with cerebral palsy (roughly 15 on any given day).  As part of this employment program, they are working on a project collating UAB health care […]

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The Elmobile – A Power Chair Use Assessment Vehicle

The Elmobile – A Power Chair Use Assessment Vehicle Client: UCP of Greater Birmingham – Children’s Daycare   The Elmobile was designed and fabricated for use by UCP staff for assessing the ability of children with cerebral palsy to operate a powered wheel chair.  Generally, insurance companies need written confirmation that a child can function properly […]

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An Automatic Coffee Dispenser

An Automatic Coffee Dispenser Client: Laura Vogtle, UAB Occupational Therapy   The present design was developed specifically to benefit Jodie, a young lady who is afflicted with cerebral palsy.  She enjoys coffee and wished to have a device to help her pour her own cups of coffee throughout the day. Jodie is afflicted with the […]

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The Children’s Stair Trainer

The Children’s Stair Trainer Client: Marliese Delgado, UCP Hand in Hand   Marliese Delgado at Hand-In-Hand requested a piece of playground-like equipment that could be used to teach stair climbing to disabled children up to age five.  The product would be placed in an indoor gym-like playroom, but would need to be portable and small […]

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The Wheelchair Trainer

The Wheelchair Trainer Client: Marliese Delgado, UCP Hand in Hand   Marlese Delgado proposed a device that would allow children with CP a means of locomotion by way of a hand powered cart, for children from ages three to five diagnosed with spastic CP.  More specifically, the device would focus on kids with insufficient muscle […]

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The Sandbox Sitter

The Sandbox Sitter Client: Marlese Delgado, UCP Hand in Hand Students: Josh Parsons, MacNeil Bennett   This work was done by the two high school students, as part of the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Work-Study program.  The present project is a modified floor sitter, which allows children with cerebral palsy to sit and play […]

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The Wheelchair Rocker

The Wheelchair Rocker Students: Greg Barnett, Michael Dahlen, Brad Nelson Client: UCP of Greater Birmingham – Children’s Day Care   This Rocker was designed for use by children with a range of physical disabilities who attend the day care at UCP of Greater Birmingham.  The primary goals for this design were to produce a device […]

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The Driver’s Seat

The Driver’s Seat Students: Rob Hayes, Mantoua Green, Brad Baird Client Coordinators: Gary Edwards, PhD, Marlese Delgado, PT, United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham   The present project is a modified floor sitter, which allows children with cerebral palsy to sit in a position that allows them to play with other children at floor level.  It […]

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Multi-Service Modification to the Winsford Feeder

Multi-Service Modification to the Winsford Feeder Students: Ben Jones, Paul Felkins, Alethia Baldwin Client Coordinators: Gary Edwards, PhD, Marlese Delgado, PT, United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham   The Model 5 Winsford Feeder is an automated feeding aid presently used in the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Clinics of Children’s Hospital of Alabama. The feeder can […]

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