Assistive Boccia Ramp

Client Coordinators: Ashley Thomas, Bridge 2 Sports Designers: Andrew Winslow, Ami Saheba, Eric Sukumar Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION Boccia is a variation of the game Bocce, enjoyed by individuals with varying degrees of disability. The object of boccia is to throw a ball closest to a target ball. Assistive devices such […]

Bouncer Chair

Client Coordinators: Ilana Levin, PT Designers: Kun Liang, Vincent Ling, Yejay Ying Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION Our client is a two year old boy who, as a result of cerebral palsy, has limited trunk support and limited control of his limbs. We developed a device that exercises and strengthens his trunk […]

Supportive Golf Chair

Client Coordinators: Dr. Dan Johnson, UNC-Wilmington and Ashley Thomas, Bridge 2 Sports Designers: Jeremy Zhang, Ben Russell, Eric Lee Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION Persons with spinal cord injury and other disabilities cannot play golf without the aid of a supporting device. Commercial “single rider carts” are available, which provide support to […]

Sew Simple: The “Foot Free” Sewing Solution

Client Coordinators: Angela Escalante Designers: Benjamin Barocas, Mary Ellen Koran, Mhoire Murphy Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION Our client is a creative and intelligent ten-year-old girl with a desire to learn how to sew using a sewing machine. Due to a spinal cord injury, she has no mobility of her lower body […]

Custom Work Table

Client Coordinators: Angela Escalante Designers: Caitlin Fearing, Jordan Yoder, Aidan Burke Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION Our client is an adult male with quadriplegia. He spends most of his time in bed or in a manual wheel chair. Unless a nurse is present to assist him, he is not able to switch […]

Creative Play Station: Assisted Imaginative Play for Children with Hypotonia

Client Coordinators: Lynn Carswell, SLP Designers: Weixin Lin, Whitney Stewart, Lin Yang Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION ‘Josh’ is a bright 2 year old boy with an active imagination. He has an undiagnosed metabolic condition, leading to severe hypotonia. As a result, he lacks the ability to pick up or maneuver the […]

Custom Workout Station

Designers: Mathew Angelos, Eric Jones, Kendal Kernstine Client Coordinator: Nancy Curtis Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

INTRODUCTION Our client, a 20-year old male with cerebral palsy, wanted to exercise his legs to gain strength as well as cardiovascular fitness. Because no commercial devices met his needs, we designed the Custom Workout Station. The device sits on […]

Wheelchair Shopping Aid

Designers: Geoffrey Yih, Madison Li and Jason Kim Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

INTRODUCTION Individuals in manual wheelchairs often have trouble grocery shopping because they find it difficult to move a shopping cart while wheeling their chairs. The goal of this project was to develop an easily attachable shopping aid that provides a stable location for […]

Mobile Cleaning Station

Designers: Laura Angle, Rae Luan, and Sylvia Qu Client Coordinator: Janet Howle Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

INTRODUCTION Our five-year-old client loves to clean the house, but this task is difficult because he has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to ambulate. We built the Mobile Cleaning Station to help him clean independently while standing upright. […]

Camera Supports for a Boy with Limited Reach

Designers: Alex Li, Christal Chow and Irem Mertol

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

INTRODUCTION

Two camera supports were developed to allow our client, a 10 year-old boy with TAR syndrome, to take pictures while using his powered wheelchair or ambulating. Since he has limited arm reach, the devices enable him to use a tripod and microphone […]