1 Step, 2 Step: A moveable wheelchair ramp

Developers: Kailani Montane and Darshana Jaint

Advisors: Brandi McDaniel and Sarah Hartsock

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Abstract Our client owns a home which is not wheelchair accessible, preventing people with wheelchairs from easily and safely entering the house. However, they did not want to build a permanent ramp which would use up the […]

But First, Let Me Buckle My Seatbelt

Designers: Virginia Durham, Michelle Seywald, Jennifer Sekar

Advisor: Lauren Zangari, OT

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves

Abstract. High school student John needs to be able to buckle and unbuckle his seatbelt, but his TAR syndrome limits his reach and makes it more difficult to grasp objects. To allow him to complete the task, two devices were […]

The BeatMobile: A Mobile DJ Cart


Designers: Allison Finley, Drew Masters, Inka Johnson, Radu Darie

Client Coordinator: Ashley Thomas, Bridge II Sports

Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry Bohs

Figure 1. The BeatMobile.


The client is young man with a budding DJ business. Because he has Morquio syndrome, he uses a wheelchair and needs substantial assistance to transport and […]

DOLPHIN (Dynamic Overall Lifestyle Performance Helper Instrument)


Designers: Eason Abbott, Cooper Eben, Kyle Langdell, Zack Silber

Client Coordinator: Nancy Hoopingarner

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

Figure 1. DOLPHIN.


The client is an 11-year-old girl with osteogenesis imperfecta, which limits her range of motion and makes independence difficult. The DOLPHIN allows her to easily access a variety of educational instruments […]

Hockey Cart

Designers: Melissa Kim, Daniel Oh, Nick Pignotti, Kevin Predmore

Client Coordinators: Courtney Wallace, Rom Alphin

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs


Figure 1. Hockey Cart.


The client is a former collegiate hockey player who has limited vision and left-sided paralysis from an accident. The goal of this project was to design a device […]

Rockin’ Ride

Designers: Kelly Calabrese, Michael Cook, Neil Gallagher, Caitlin Guenther

Client Coordinators: Melanie Oujua, Nancy Hoopingarner, Stephen Dovenitz

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

Figure 1. The Rockin’ Ride


The goal of this project was to construct a device to give a class of high school students with disabilities a fun ride involving motion outside […]

Volley Trolley

Designers: Sahil Prasada, Christopher Thomas, Jack Chen, Zheng Lu

Client Coordinator: Ashley Thomas

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs


Figure 1. The Volley Trolley.


People with spinal cord injuries are unable to fully participate while playing sitting volleyball. The goal of this project was to create a device for people with spinal cord […]

Ball Tossing Device

Designers: Devin Rojas, Eric Wang, Sophia Ziemien

Client Coordinators: Trudy Maness, teacher, and Victoria Guthrie, PT

Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg


Project in Action


Figure 1: The Ball Toss device.


Our clients are students in an elementary school classroom with a variety of physical and cognitive disabilities. The […]

Wheelchair Desk for Ryan

Designers: Mark Palmeri, Brian Pullin and Ethan Fricklas Client Coordinator: Jodi Petry, Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, DUMC Supervising Professor: Dr. Laurence N. Bohs

Ryan is a 16 year old male high school student who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This disease is characterized by a progressive weakening and deterioration of muscles, and has limited the […]

Wheelchair Desk

Designers: Jennifer Glasgow Client Coordinators: Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

The client is a high school student with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who needed a wheelchair-mounted desktop surface for schoolwork, computer work, and eating. He previously used a commercial work surface that rested on his lap. This surface was cumbersome and would move undesirably when […]