EZ Stretch

Developers: Richard Chen & Maria Vachaparambil

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Our client is a social butterfly that loves to be involved in as much as she can. She used to participate in a plethora of activities ranging from swimming to zumba and could walk with the help of her walker up to a few […]

O2.0: Improving User Experience with Home Oxygen Therapy

Developers: Marisha Madhira and Nick Sieja

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


The use of In-Home Oxygen Therapy has revolutionized treatment options for patients with diseases like COPD and Emphysema. The use of an Oxygen Concentrator to provide supplemental oxygen improves quality of life for patients, but the convenience of this method is limited by the […]

Hang 10: a prosthetic adaptation for shoulder disarticulation

Developers: Lucas Hoffmann, Juan Velasquez

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves



Each year, approximately 185,000 Americans undergo amputation of a limb [1]. Our client is part of that group of people as she has had a complete amputation of her right arm. As a result of the surgery, her right side is approximately […]

Bubble Chaser: Insulin Reservoir Filling Device for People with Visual Impairments

Developers: Edward Liang and Sharon Sangermano

Advisors: Nancy Lelle-Michel, RN

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Abstract Our client has type I diabetes and must fill her insulin reservoir every two to three days. However, her retinopathy has made it difficult for her to locate and purge air bubbles in the reservoir. When introduced to […]

School Supports

Developers: Sameer Pandhare, Emily Shannon, Alice Silberstein

Advisors: Edie Kahn, OTR, Whitney Mallallieu, PT, Kathy Davis, SLP, Josie Ghigliotty, VS, Pam Morgan, Teacher

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Abstract For children with disabilities, teaching and therapy sessions require flexibility in presenting materials, the ability to switch between tasks easily, and room to store […]

One Thing Straight: A Posture Monitoring and Alert System

Developers: Alexandra Kanaris, Katherine Lee, and Zoë Roecker

Advisors: Darcy Cooper, PT

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves



Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects more than ten million people worldwide [1]. One prevalent symptom of PD is the loss of postural awareness and tendency to slouch forward. Our client was looking […]

Wax On, Wax Off: An Assistive Dispensing Device for Workers with Cognitive Limitations

Developers: Matt Udelhofen, Yasha Saxena, Yash Bhatnagar

Advisors: Tara Moore

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


This report covers the development of an assistive, automated wax dispensing device for a vocational rehabilitation center, Durham Exchange Club Industries (DECI). Workers at DECI are tasked with weighing out and packaging exactly 10.08 or 1.02 lbs of candle […]

Rub-a-Dub: An Interactive Laundry Assistant

Developers: Anandita Ananthakumar, Karisma Desai, Niranjana Shashikumar

Advisors: Andrew Scercy and Sarah Hartsock

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves


Abstract Severe intellectual disability affects life skills that include conceptual and practical skills. Our client Peter has severe intellectual disability and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and as a result has difficulty grasping the perception of […]

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 […]

Eye Spy: A device to assist with insertion of insulin catheter needles

Developers: Hunter Hutchinson, Jenny Egerter

Advisor: Nancy Lelle-Michel

Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves



Proper insulin diffusion is crucial for successful blood sugar regulation in Type I diabetes. Our client has a visual impairment and peripheral neuropathy, meaning loss of sensation, in her fingers as a result of long-term diabetes and required the assistance […]