The Pointer Trainer

Designers:Samuel Kuo and Peter Wang Client Coordinators:Mary Caldwell, Duke Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

Approximately 2 million acquired brain injuries (ABI) occur each year. Acquired brain injury refers to severe brain damage caused by a traumatic event. Brain injured children typically suffer from head balance and communication difficulties. The goals […]

Child Friendly Timer

Designers: Mike McCarthy and Justin Wool Client Coordinators: Lenore Champion , Duke University Medical Center Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

The objective of this project is to build a timer that is visually and aurally enticing to brain injured children in the Duke University Medical Center. The child friendly timer shows the passage of […]

Spinner for Child

Designers: Ashlan Reid and Peter Hultman Client Coordinators: Susan Parker and Edie Kahn, Durham County Schools Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

The client is a 4 year old boy with thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anaemia (TRMA), also known as Rogers Syndrome. His disease is characterized by severe physical disabilities and limited cognition. The client’s disabilities hinder […]

Shopping Aid for the Visually Impaired

Designers: Nupur K. Modi and J. Brent Ratz Client Coordinators: Dr. Henry A. Greene, Assoc. Prof. of Ophthalmology, UNC Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

Over 200,000 people in N.C. alone are blind or visually impaired. Many of these people can read newspaper-headline-sized print or larger. For these people, grocery shopping is not only inconvenient, […]

Guitar Strummer

Designers: Jason Bennett and George LaVerde Client Coordinators: Jane Stavely, Kaaren Jewell Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

The client, who is now eleven, had a stroke on the left side of his brain when he was three. Consequently, he does not have the physical coordination in his right arm and hand to strum a […]

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 […]