Combination Seed Dispenser and Planting Mechanism

Designers: Robert Dodson, Dongwoon Hyun, and Victor Lieu

Client Coordinator: Kimi Dew

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION

Our clients are a number of individuals who require assistance in a greenhouse at Goodwill Industries. They perform a variety of tasks involved in planting and growing crops, and Goodwill donates the resulting produce to […]

Adapted Garden Tools for a Child with TAR Syndrome

Designers: Christopher Kobe, Matthew Baron, and Kalen Riley

Client Coordinator: Anne Stanton, OT

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION

Our client is an active, resourceful, intelligent 12 year old boy. He was born with a rare genetic condition called TAR (thrombocytopenia with absent radius) Syndrome. In addition to the missing radius bone in […]

Picasso’s Assistant: Adjustable Easel and Marker Holder

Designers: Doug Helferich, Nissar Ahmed, and Sushma Reddy

Client Coordinator: Nancy Hoopingarner, PT

Supervising Professor: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION

Our client is an artistic high school student with cerebral palsy (CP), who enjoys drawing with markers. However she has severe contractures in her fingers, which makes it difficult for her to grasp and […]

Rock’n Roller

Designers: Manny Fanarjian, Doug Giannantonio, and Michael Kramarz

Client Coordinators: Nancy Hoopingarner, PT, Lachanda Black

Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION

Jill is a high school student with shaken baby syndrome (SBS) that has resulted in severe cognitive, visual and physical disabilities. She is nonverbal and due to poor muscle coordination she has […]

Walk It Out

Designers: Ellie Hwang, Soo Choi, Laura Ferraro

Client Coordinators: Kyle Covington, PT

Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION

Regina is a 21 year old female who sustained a traumatic brain injury at a young age. She has trouble coordinating her muscles and she has significant spasticity in her movements. As a result, Regina […]

Wheelchair Lawnmower

Designers: Shwetadwip Chowdhury, Shekar Eswarakrishnan, Wei Han, Xiao Li

Client Coordinators: Pam Duncan

Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

INTRODUCTION

Rhonda is an avid gardener and enjoys working outside, tending her garden and lawn. Several years ago, Rhonda sustained a spinal cord injury and as a result, she now relies on a manual wheelchair […]

Birdie Buddy – Wheelchair Mounted Camera and Binoculars

Designers: Kaicheng Liang, Shaun Lim, Xuan Ding, Claire Vinson

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1yHa-Vn3ts

INTRODUCTION

Our client, an avid photographer and birdwatcher with quadriplegia, desired a way to hold his camera and binoculars steady. The Birdie Buddy clamps securely to a bar on the wheelchair base frame, unfolds from a compact form on the side […]

Interactive Delivery Cart

Designers: Anumeha Goel, Linda Qu, Karen Schroeder, Alaina Pleatman

Client Coordinator: Susan Parker, PT, Durham County Schools

Supervising Professor: Dr. Larry Bohs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18JBbQ7APkc

INTRODUCTION

Elementary school students with disabilities often have difficulty interacting with teachers and other children due to cognitive and physical limitations. The goal of this project was to design a delivery cart […]

Universally Accessible Contact Cement Applicator

Designers: Ian Gong, Jing Guo, Mike Kotecki, David Tainter

Client Coordinators: Joe Bumgarner, Jamie Gills, OE Enterprises

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ1oGXa5rck

INTRODUCTION

The goal of this project was to create a device that enables employees with disabilities at OE Enterprises, Inc. to quickly and safely apply contact cement to pieces of foam insulation. Contact […]

Wheelchair-Attached Lawn Mower

Designers: Anna Beck, Maggie Finch, AJ Ford, Brianna Vey

Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

INTRODUCTION

Our client is a manual wheelchair user who wants to mow her own lawn. The goal of this project is to design a lightweight mower that could easily attach to her wheelchair. The design includes a plastic base with wheelchair attachments […]