Modified Scooter

Designers: Jeremy Kim, Miao Wang and Charles Tao Client Coordinator: Lisa Mangino, PT Supervising Professors: Richard Goldberg and Kevin Caves

Our client is an active 7-year old boy with TAR syndrome, which causes him to have very short arms, and reduced dexterity in his legs. While his peers enjoy using scooters to ride around his […]

Accessible Ball Maze

Designers: Twinkle Gupta, Julianna Swanson, Amanda Zimmerman Client Coordinator: Beth Leiro, PT Supervising Professors: Richard Goldberg and Kevin Caves

Our client, a two year old with arthrogryposis, has multiple joint limitations and uses a wheelchair for mobility. To enhance his interaction with peers and increase his opportunity to engage in outdoor activities, his caregivers sought […]

Assistive Foot Care Device

Designers: Avery Capone, Shaun Noonan, Connie Siang Client Coordinator: Annette Lauber, NC Assistive Technology Project Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

A foot care device was designed and constructed for a middle-aged woman with Cerebral Palsy, who had difficulty bending over and reaching to cut her toenails. She had previously used a conventional toenail […]

Reader’s Assistive Device

Designers: Tina Chang, Xander Chen and Michele Nguyen Client Coordinator: Leslie Lerea, Director, UNC SPIRE program Supervising Professors: Richard Goldberg and Kevin Caves

Our client is a post-doctoral researcher with Friedrich’s Ataxia. She has a tendency to skip lines when she reads and has difficulty turning pages. The goal of this project was to assist […]

3D-Sound Station

Designers: Jonathan Weiss, George Crowell, Mike Chu Client Coordinator: Luanne Holland and Susan Parker, Durham Public Schools Supervising Professors: Richard Goldberg and Kevin Caves

The client was a ten year-old boy with multiple disabilities, causing limited vision and cognitive and developmental delays. The goal of the project was to provide a versatile stimulation and entertainment […]

Paper Management System

Designers: Clayton Eiswirth, Megan Hanson, and Sean Huffman Client Coordinator: Judy Stroupe, Orange Enterprises Supervising Professor: Richard Goldberg and Kevin Caves

The client was a middle-aged man with cerebral palsy who works at Orange Enterprises, an organization that employs adults with disabilities, helps them develop job skills, and works at placing them in jobs within […]

Rotational Workstation for a Boy with TAR Syndrome

Designers: Dan Southam, Brian Goldberg and Mike Scott Client Coordinator: Barbara Howard, Duke University Hospital Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

Our six-year-old client previously had difficulty completing his homework and working on the computer without adult assistance because he was born with TAR syndrome, resulting in short arms and weakened hands. A custom computer […]

All Terrain Walker

Designers: Dan Choi, Stephanie Chi, Fong Ming Hooi Client Coordinator: Barbara Howard, Duke University Hospital Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry N. Bohs

The All Terrain Walker has been developed to help our client, a 12 year-old girl with cerebral palsy, travel more efficiently on rough surfaces. An Otto Bock Busy Bee frame was modified by adding […]

Electric Scooter Modified for Boy with Hemiplegia

Designers: Kevin Ko, Aya Eguchi, and Eric Schwartz Client Coordinator: Jodi Petry, Lenox Baker Hospital Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

A Schwinn S180 electric scooter was modified for safe and comfortable use by an eleven-year-old boy with right-side hemiplegia. The modifications aid with balance, steering, and comfort, as well as limiting the maximum speed. As a […]

Pencil Dispenser and Counter

Designers: Leahthan Domeshek, Kelly Fong, and Evan Harrell Client Coordinator: Judy Stroupe, Orange Enterprises Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

The Pencil Dispenser and Counter helps workers at a vocational rehabilitation facility count a specific number of pencils. The device is first loaded with pencils and set to a specific goal count by a supervisor. Once the […]