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Wheelchair Lift Assembly

Wheelchair Lift Assembly Student design team: Kevin Holland, Sanjay Malkani, Anthony Owens, Ray Sellers   LINCPoint provides an opportunity called Gone for Good, that employs disabled adults to sort paper on a conveyor belt for shredding.  Some of their employees are restricted by a wheelchair, thus they cannot reach the conveyor line.  The client requested […]

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The Easy Eater: An Assistive Dining Device for a Girl with Arthrogryposis

The Easy Eater: An Assistive Dining Device for a Girl with Arthrogryposis Student designers:  Boris Simmonds, Andrew Holden, Brittany Williams, Tri Lee   Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a congenital disease which impairs the movement of joints.  The most common cause is fetal crowding and/or immobility.  Rigorous intervention immediately follows birth, often requiring physical/occupational therapy […]

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Wall Climber for Special Needs Children at the Bell Center

Wall Climber for Special Needs Children at the Bell Center Student design team – Chase Crawford, Eric Polzin, Blakely Sherrod, Chris Smith   This project involved the design and construction of a wall climber for The Bell Center, which provides day-care services for special needs children ranging from ages 1 to 3.  The first and […]

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The Over-the-Bed Computer Stand

The Over-the-Bed Computer Stand Designers: Hilary Hornbuckle, Nat Lavoy and Tony Seale Client Coordinators: Laura Vogtle, Dept. of Occupational Therapy   The need existed for an over-the-bed laptop computer holder to be used by patients at Spain Rehabilitation in the UAB Hospital.  The patients that will use this apparatus have various impediments that require them […]

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The Child Bath Lift

The Child Bath Lift Designers: Kristen Bridges, Cahalan Mackin, and Marty Sims Client Coordinators: Marlese Delgado, UCP Hand-in-Hand   The design team was given the task of designing a device that would lift a child having little or no muscular control into and out of a bathtub, without causing harm to the child.  Design constraints […]

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Wheelchair Lift Revisited

Wheelchair Lift Revisited Student Design Team: Luis Font, Brad Jones   LINCPoint provides employment opportunities through a program called Gone for Good, which employs disabled adults to sort paper on a conveyor belt for shredding.  The majority of their employees are restricted by a wheelchair, thus they cannot reach the conveyor line.  The client requested […]

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Adult Sensory Stimulation Station

Adult Sensory Stimulation Station Student Design Team: Tim Fee, Eric Franks, Josheua Samuelson, Matthew Sapp   Patients with CP can display sensation, perception, concept formation, and symbol formulation deficiencies, which can greatly inhibit learning, reasoning, and general cognitive function.  Sensory stimulation is one of the older treatment methods used in the care of CP patients.  […]

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Universal Headrest Assessment Device

Universal Headrest Assessment Device Student Design Team: Allison Wade, Justin Lesley, Melissa Schaefer, and Komi Vovor Dassu   Many individuals that are confined to motorized wheelchairs are unable to hold their head up because of their lack of control of their neck muscles. In these situations, headrests are attached to the wheelchair in order to […]

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Wheelchair Trainer

Wheelchair Trainer Student Design Team: Olajide Akinsanya, Ricky N. Bowling II, Reshu Saini, and Wassamon Viriyakitja   According to physical therapist Mr. Billy Ronilo at Children’s Rehabilitation Services (CRS), before an insurance company is willing to provide powered wheelchairs to children with cerebral palsy (CP), the children must demonstrate their ability to use the wheelchair […]

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Climbing Wall for Children with Special Needs

Climbing Wall for Children with Special Needs Student Design Team: Jason Quinn, Todd M. Hyche, Adrienne Elliott, Ashley Farr, Brian Webber   The Bell Center of Homewood requested a climbing apparatus for children ages 2 to 4 with varying levels of disabilities. The design was constrained to an area of 56 square feet and a […]

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