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A Portable Indoor Swing Set

A Portable Indoor Swing Set Students: David Downs, Alan Williams, Chad Duke Client: UCP of Greater Birmingham – Children’s Day Care   In this case the design problem was for a portable swing set for indoor use by children ages 2-4, under 50 lbs. in weight. The device was to meet all appropriate playground equipment […]

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The Wheelchair Shopper

The Wheelchair Shopper Students: Chris Wyatt, Ryan Holmes, Antonio Chamblin, Tony Horton Client: UCP of Greater Birmingham – Children’s Day Care   Parents of children in wheelchairs are in need of a device to which they may attach the child’s wheelchair to make shopping an easier experience.  Currently, many such parents have to push their […]

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The Transitional Walker

The Transitional Walker Designers: Juanita Titrud, Michael Putman, Laura Chamlee Client Coordinator: Scott Sall, Children’s Hospital of Alabama   The Client Coordinator is a physical therapist who specializes in working on motor coordination and balance with children who have Cerebral Palsy.  He has found in the past that many of the CP children with whom […]

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Bathchair Transfer System for Adult with Cerebral Palsy

Bathchair Transfer System for Adult with Cerebral Palsy Designers: Jeremiah Haswell, Tania Ortiz-Fonseca, John Skates Client Coordinator: Dr. Bharat Soni, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering   The Client Coordinator requested a mobile shower chair/bath lift for his son who has severe Cerebral Palsy (CP).  The lift was to be used by the caregiver to assist […]

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Floor Materials to Prevent Hip Fractures

Floor Materials to Prevent Hip Fractures Designers: Saeed M. Huda, Timothy K. O’Brien, Tujuana M. Shaw Client Coordinator:  Alan W. Eberhardt, Department of Biomedical Engineering   Fall-related hip fractures are a major source of injury in elderly persons in the United States.  The idea for the current design was to develop flooring materials that remain […]

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Joystick Control Vehicle with Remote Override

Joystick Control Vehicle with Remote Override Designers: Eranga Devasurendra, Grant Harwell, Walter Reggel, Brian Rinne, Jide Emiola, Brad Hammond, Brent Hand, Juan La Rota, Alva Kepple. Client Coordinator: Sonya Parker   This project was designed for a 22 month-old girl who was diagnosed with cortical blindness and hypotonia.  Cortical blindness is a term used to […]

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A Transitional Walking Device for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A Transitional Walking Device for Children with Cerebral Palsy Designers: Jonathan Brightwell, Cara Rouse, Nathan Fife Client Coordinator: Scott Sall, Children’s Hospital of Alabama   The Client Coordinator is a physical therapist who specializes in working on motor coordination and balance with children who have Cerebral Palsy (CP).  He has found in the past that […]

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Electric Elevation Assist and Spasticity Control Arm

Electric Elevation Assist and Spasticity Control Arm Designers: Steven Moore, Donald Burke, Tiffany Borden Client Coordinator: Linda Pierson, PT, Hueytown Elementary School   The purpose of this senior design project was to augment a mechanical arm support for Kylin, an 11 year-old boy who has dystonic cerebral palsy with choreoathetoid movement.  A device was desired […]

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Fall Safe Floors for Prevention of Hip Fractures

Fall Safe Floors for Prevention of Hip Fractures Designers: Maile Kruse, Jared Haden, Jonathan Quick Client Coordinator: Uday Vaidya, Department of Materials Science and Engineering   A flooring system to serve as passive prevention of hip fracture was the goal of the present work. The constraints for the floor material were that the floor must […]

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Stair Trainer for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Stair Trainer for Children with Cerebral Palsy Designers: Harleen Khanijoun, Dina Halwani, Monalisa Ghosh Client Coordinator: Marliese Delgado, UCP Hand in Hand   A stair trainer was built for the Hand in Hand program of the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Greater Birmingham to help promote gross motor function in children aged two to five […]

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