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Essential Tremor Measuring Device

Essential Tremor Measuring Device Designers: Kailash Bohra, Jonathan Cayce, Eric DuBois, Ingrid Menegazzo Client Coordinator: Dr. Leon Dure, Division of Pediatric Neurology   Tremor exists in humans both physiologically and pathologically. While physiological tremor is a normal tremor observed in the body that helps maintain tone and steadiness of the extremities to perform complex tasks, […]

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Computer Table for United Cerebral Palsy Hand-in-Hand

Computer Table for United Cerebral Palsy Hand-in-Hand Designers: Jonathan Byers, James Posey, Christine Wood Client Coordinator: Michael Smith, UCP Hand-in-Hand   The goal of this project was to design and construct a multi-purpose computer table to accommodate the children and staff at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Hand-in-Hand, a children’s daycare in Birmingham, AL.  Approximately 50% […]

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Baby Carrying System for Disabled Mother

Baby Carrying System for Disabled Mother Designers: Idris Lawal, David Sewell, Asaf Stein Client Coordinator: Michael Papp, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services   A child carrying system was built to assist a client with paraplegia and confined to a manual wheelchair, in transporting her toddler during daily activities.  The product had to safely support and […]

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Independently Operated Laptop Mounting System

Independently Operated Laptop Mounting System Designers: Jonathan Dennis, Peserai Chinoda Client Coordinator: Michael Papp, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services   The laptop mounting system was designed for a male in his early twenties who has a condition known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This condition is characterized by muscle fatigue and general muscle pain, and […]

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Modular Composite Wheel Chair Ramp

Modular Composite Wheel Chair Ramp Designers: Genevieve Martin, Donald Pritchett, Jessica Robertson, Regina Scarber Client Coordinator: Alan Eberhardt, Department of Biomedical Engineering   This problem arose from a request for a non- or semi-permanent wheelchair ramp for residences with stairs leading up to the entryway.  Careful consideration was given to the potential clientele and observation […]

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The Power Enhanced Entertainment Table (PEET)

The Power Enhanced Entertainment Table (PEET) Students: Michael Dennis, Donald Talley, Benjamin Teague Client Coordinators: Dr. Gary Edwards, United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham   This table was requested for the use of eight clients with a range of physical disabilities that live in the ACIPCO House, a group home.  There was only one table in […]

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The Pokecart: a Therapeutic Hand Driven Cart

The Pokecart: a Therapeutic Hand Driven Cart Students: Deidra Garrett, Tara Harbin, Erin Williams Client Coordinators: Dr. Gary Edwards, Marlese Delgado, United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham   In this project, a toy car or cart is to be manufactured that the children at UCP can drive with only their hands. The desired outcomes of using […]

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Adjustable Height Computer Table

Adjustable Height Computer Table Students: Michael Murphy, Barry Hampton, Cynthia Wilson Client Coordinators: Dr. Gary Edwards, United Cerebral Palsy of Birmingham   An adjustable keyboard computer table was requested for the Fullen House, a group home for adults with cerebral palsy in Birmingham.  The existing computer table could not accommodate varying wheelchair heights and the […]

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Personal Lifting Pedestal for Above Knee Amputees

Personal Lifting Pedestal for Above Knee Amputees Senior Designers: Megan Chamlee, Rakesh Lala, Saso Klesnik Client Coordinators:  Mr. Harlan Dutton; Alan Eberhardt, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering   The problem statement was to design a user controlled personal lift pedestal (PLP) for an average-sized male (160lb) lower limb, above knee amputee.  The device was to […]

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Kid-Friendly Communicator Stands

Kid-Friendly Communicator Stands Client Coordinator: Michael Smith, UCP Hand-in-Hand   Many children with severe disabilities have trouble with oral communication and therefore rely upon some form of device through which they may “say” words and phrases.  These devices are typically the size of a laptop computer and weigh up to 7 pounds.  Staff at UCP […]

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