Note that these projects were developed by students for a single individual, and they are not commercially available.  We do not have the ability to build additional copies of any of the devices.

117 comments to Comments

  • Lauren

    Hi, I am looking for an oven helper for my father. Where can they be purchased? Thank you.

  • Angela Turnage

    Hi. My daughter has a severe epilepsy syndrome that causes her to have sudden, without warning drop seizures. She currently has a gait trainer(walker). Our dilema with it is that the wheels aren’t all terrain. It’s not designed for what we use it for. I’ve scoured the Internet in search of how to modify it by changing the wheels. How can you help?

  • Delia Gnall

    I don’t have anybody who could help me with this project. Is it possible to purchase this tilting desk for my husband–a 71 years old tetraplegic–already made and just with instructions to assemble? Your assistant is greatly appreciated

    Thank you so much,

    Delia Gnall

  • Neeraj Agrawal

    My 6 year old son has cerebral palsy and his mobility is impacted and he uses walker for moving from place A to B, and goes to School as well. I’m looking for some suggestions and advise, and how can we take it forward and have some of the students spend some time observing his activities. I’m based in Morrisville, NC. Let me know how can we work together on this?

  • Lindsay Miller


    I was curious if students are still making assistive techonolgoy devices in class, and if so, do you accept requests for devices?

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  • Christine Wedesky

    We would like to know if the piano pedal is still being made for purchase?

  • how many lbs does it hold, I need one that holds l,000 and a remote that hooks on a wall for heavy use.

  • how many lbs does it hold, I also need a long term remote for heavy use.

  • Mandy

    Hi there,
    I know that this glove is not commercially available, but is it possible to obtain one? There is an 8 year-old boy who was born without fingers, and is an excellent baseball player. He currently bats with one arm, and plays the outfield. When his mom contacted Rawling, they said they didn’t have time to get back with her until the fall (and by then, his season is over). Is there a glove you can recommend? Or is it possible to obtain your glove for this boy? I am in sports business, and a columnist for inc. magazine. I would be happy to cover this technology if this can help him.
    Thank you in advance for your help,

  • Ben


    I would like to request more information on the Voice Trainer project. I have someone that would greatly benefit from it and I have the technical background to recreate it. Would you be able to provide a copy of the code and any more information you can provide on the project? I see that the hardware parts are already listed in the description.

    I hope to hear back!


  • Val Gates

    Would you have a game developed using buttons versus joy stick that could aid in working with a physically disabled child for electric wheel chair using buttons instead of joystick. That is what the Center has been using to practice with our grandson.

  • Michelle Jean


    I’ve been hopelessly seeking a unit simliar to the one that is posted for adults with disabilities and single use. Ideally, a table top label applicator for a circular vessel similar to the one posted that self adhesive, but the labels are not on a roll rather individual. Any chance you take custom orders? It’s for vocational food packing facility in New Holland PA. They have constructed a jig that doesn’t allow for the labels to be straight, however I noticed with the unit they built it doesn’t allow for enough mobility for the participants. Hope to hear from you, my email is

    Thank you,

  • Laurie

    Hi. I saw your motorized swing and was wondering if you could help me make one for my Mom who has Alzheimer’s; she paces around the floor, but sits and swings happily in a garden swing (if we push her), so we thought a motorized one would be handy. It can give her some pleasure while we wash dishes or something. Any help you can give us would be amazing. Thank you!

  • Tasheed nelson

    Where can I buy one..I would love one for my uncle.

  • esther

    I’m interested in the wheelchair ramp power assist. how can I order one and have it installed?

  • Betty Hailu

    I have 6 years old boy with TAR syndrome.
    He need that particular project.i would love to have more info about how do we possibly get the item as soon as possible

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  • Kristi

    Can this pivoting bike crank be done on both sides? I am a 67 year old 5’2 Woman who likewise has been in car accidents and have lost range of motion in my knees (both). I love to ride and as nerve impingement causes me too much pain when standing/walking without the ability to ride, my life is too boring. I just purchased a folding bike with electric assist. I had the cranks changed to 145mm which I can do quite comfortably – but because this still forces me to be to have the seat post too high, it is too dangerous for me. I fell today trying to hoist myself up onto the seat (which is so high it requires me to be 2 1/2 short of reaching the ground on my tip toes). The pivoting crank allows the highest point which the pedal goes in the cycle to be lower – hence I believe this would allow me to have the seat lower.

    If this works – where can I buy them and how much do they cost?

  • Dave Potts

    I am a retired FBI Agent. After 25 years of service I began what I thought would be a “simple” process of getting badly worn out knees replaced for better quality of life. Five years later and 15 surgeries later, I have had 4 total knee replacements in my right knee, and have yet to address the left knee which also needs replaced. I have about 90 degrees of flexion in the “repaired” right knee; and about 75 degrees of flexion in the left. I have moved to Florida and am trying to maintain an active lifestyle. We have many bicycle trails in the area and I would like to take up cycling, however, standard bicycles and standard bicycle cranks just aren’t cutting it. In researching options, I came across your website. I am interested in any further information you can provide, including how to order, and price. (The article says $90.00) Thanks! Dave Potts

  • Iam inerested in your piviote crank arm shorter. please send me information on ordering and specifics.
    thank you bill jensen

  • please contact me about ordering your crank arms and any information on attaching to existing cranks

  • Robert Shepherd



  • kristy

    Hello! I am so excited to come across this post as this would work perfectly for our daughter. How can I buy/get this for her? Any information on this super swing – I’d love to know. My husband is handy and could build this I think. Thank you for coming up with something so wonderful!! Our daughter is 85 lbs and this would work beautifully for her.

    Thank you in advance for any help on this,


  • Laura Seaman

    Do you know of anywhere that the Pack n Roll wheelchair tray top is now commercially available? I am a high school nurse and could use such a device for one of my students.

  • Kristian

    Hi! I’d like to get in touch with the designers of the Thigh-Controlled Piano Pedal. I’m an amputee myself and would love to buy one if possible.

  • Vera Johnson

    I have a 2year old granddaughter who has cerebral palsy. She weighs 23 pounds and is fast outgrowing the Fisher Price swing she’s had as an infant. Can you send me the plans for the motorized swing you made for another CP person? My husband has farmed and welded for many years and is very adept at working with motorized equipment Thanks for your assistance. Vera Johnson, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 334-352-2353 (cellphone)

  • Rick

    I am interested in finding how to purchase or make the bike pedal you have on your website for people with knee injuries. Please let me know I am very interested as I am also now unable to ride and would love to again.

    thank you


  • Ben hester

    Hello, I saw this website after searching for a larger motorized swing for my child. She is special needs as well, she has a condition called Lissencephaly. She loves to swing but is quickl growing out of all of the options for babies. Is there anyway you can point me towards the parts needed to make this type of thing, or the one in the next post that hangs from the ceiling? My brother is in construction and may be able to help me make this if I can find the parts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,


  • Clark McDonald

    I saw your project on the Pivoting bicycle Crank Arm for a women with limited knee flexion and am very interested to see if it is possible to have a set of these made for myself. I was an avid bicyclist until I had bilateral knee replacements that left me with limited knee flexion and am unable to use a bicycle crank with full motion.

    I am anxious to explore a new technology that would allow me to ride again.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

  • Carrie Beach

    I am a junior high STEAM teacher in Bentonville, Arkansas. My classes do a project similar to your project. THey are currently researching assistive technology and will soon design and build technology for customers who need the things they are interested in building. I am contacting you to see if you have any suggestions for financing this project. Last year we were able to get a donation from our local Walmart who paid for the entire project but I would like to find a grant or something similar that we could apply for to cover the project from year to year.

    Thank you for your time,

  • Heidi

    I just had a call from a women in search of a hinged crank arm. I work for a bike shop and have never had the opportunity to purchase or install one.
    Could you help me help this customer?
    Thanks in advance.

  • greg

    what’s the cost for this system? Wheelchair Ramp Power Assist

  • Jennifer Hasvold

    I am writing to inquire if I could get more details regarding the plans for the motorized swings – both free standing and supsended from rings – for our son Sam. He has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. He is in love with his infant swing but has grown too large for it! I have been searching for options for literally months.

    I am a Duke alumn, and a pediatrician, and I am so moved by this program. We now have a child with serious disabilities, and it has opened to my eyes to the way in which the world is designed for typical people, the ways in which those who have delays or challenges get left out and left behind. I know these projects must mean the world to the clients you have worked with. These types of adaptations and innovations have the capacity to improve lives in really meaningful ways.

    Bravo. We would also like to make a donation to a project for another family if additional resources are needed, so pass along the best way to make that happen!

    Best wishes,
    Jen Hasvold

  • james spraitz

    Hello my name is james I lost my right arm , I would lone to be able to play again please help,

  • Kim

    Recreational child jumper for 53″ tall individual

  • Robert glascott

    This would be a love for my 9 year old grandsons .He was born with his left hand index finger misising from knockle up and third finger shriveled a bit so he loves baseball and he use a small glove because it is so flexablle but he misses a lot of catches because of the sizes of glove .He learning to play the piano so he is willing to adapt .If your glove is a able for Christmas or ever it would be so appreciate !

  • Robert glascott

    I see that I didn’t read the whole exploration any help or direction to make a glove would be greatly appreciated.

  • Ryan White

    I would like to get one of these swings for my son who has cerebral palsy, is blind and in a wheelchair. Do you guys make this and ship them?

  • Princessa

    how much for the wheelchair shopping aid?

  • Clara Cossey

    what is the cost of the wheelchair ranp power assist. Could it be used to pull wheelchair up ramp into handicap vehicle? How much does it cost?

  • Rinda Thoke

    I am interested in the pool chair. Is it available for sale? it is made of pvc pipe has large wheels on the back and one small wheel in the front.

  • Lyne

    Hi there,

    I would like to purchase a guitar strummer for a friend of mine who had a stroke and is paralyzed on his left side(He left handed). Does that fit on any guitar? Is there a place now that I could purchase that for him?

    Thanks so much for your help!


  • Kevin Hogan

    I have a ten year old son that had a stroke at 8 months. It has caused limited use and strength of his right arm and hand. He loves to play baseball. I’m interested in more information on a baseball glove. Do you still design gloves like this and if so what are the steps I need to take to pursue this opportunity?

  • Britta McKee

    Good Morning,

    I’m writing to ask for further details/instructions if you can, on the amazing freestanding motorize swing for child 50lbs. I work for a Tiny-K program in Topeka, KS as one of their Assistive Technology Specialist. We serve infant to age 3 children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. We current have a child who LOVES to swing. They is actually the one thing the child loves to do as for they have had a roller coaster of events happen which has caused set back but a swing is the ticket to a smile of their face. No matter how their day has gone. We are looking to help the family with a motorized swing. I have looked for a long time, researched, and have found nothing that is at least a 50lb motorized swing to purchase.

    Yesterday I searched again and came across your designs. This is exactly what we are looking for. I forward it on to our physical therapist and occupational therapist. They love it. I thought I would ask to see if you had plans drawn up, or any help for us in making one or if you know where one can be purchased???

    Any help you have would be greatly appreciated as we would love to keep this child smiling through the toughest of times!!

    Thank you for your time,

  • Good Morning,

    I’m writing to ask for further details/instructions if you can, on the amazing freestanding motorize swing for child 50lbs. I work for a Tiny-K program in Topeka, KS as one of their Assistive Technology Specialist. We serve infant to age 3 children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. We current have a child who LOVES to swing. They is actually the one thing the child loves to do as for they have had a roller coaster of events happen which has caused set backs but a swing is the ticket to a smile on their face. No matter how their day has gone. We are looking to help the family with a motorized swing. I have looked for a long time, researched, and have found nothing that is at least a 50lb motorized swing to purchase.

    Yesterday I searched again and came across your designs. This is exactly what we are looking for. I forward it on to our physical therapist and occupational therapist. They love it. I thought I would ask to see if you had plans drawn up, or any help for us in making one or if you know where one similar that can be purchased???

    Any help you have would be greatly appreciated as we would love to keep this child smiling through the toughest of times!!

    Thank you for your time,

  • Nicholas Truax

    Motorized swing from suspended rings.

    I have a disabled daughter who loves to swing. Was wondering if I could get more information on the motorized swing you have featured on your site. Where can I get one made or can I get an itemized list so I can build myself.


    Nick truax

  • Lesli Jackson

    My son also has a hand disability (left hand – Brachydactylic) and wants to play baseball. Though this was a project developed by students for s specific case, do you know of any companies that will custom design baseball gloves for people with hand disabilities?

  • Jeremy


    I was researching adaptive baseball gloves when I came across this post. I’m the father of a 12 year old son who was born with amniotic band syndrome resulting in the loss of his pinky and ring finger on his glove hand. I’m happy to say this hasn’t held him back from playing at a high level in anyway. However, he struggles even if he doesn’t admit it. I’d love any info you might be able to give me on companies that may be able to make his gloves in a way that will help him continue to compete with kids his age.

    Thank you.
    Jeremy Gilda

  • Jonathan Olson

    Greetings, my name is Jonathan Olson. My wife, Claudia, and I have three little children in our home, Joshua (turning 3 in late July), Samantha (just turned 1 earlier this month), and Cristina (who will turn 1 month old tomorrow). Samantha has Pallister Killian Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Due to the hypotonia typical of that disorder, she’s on the hefty side, and while we are working hard to follow our nutritionist’s guidelines for feeding her we aren’t sure how much longer it will be before she is over 30 lbs and beyond the rated weight limit for her Graco Glider LX, whose rocking motion she finds very comforting.

    While we certainly hope for and are working hard towards the day that Samantha would be able to safely rock herself in a chair, that day is likely a long way off. I’ve been searching the internet for a better option for days, thought we had one when we found the nuna leaf only to find out that the thing doesn’t have a motor and the one they sell as an add-on is only rated to 25 lbs (which Samantha has already surpassed). So when I saw the page for the Automatic Rocking Chair, I got excited again.

    Just based on the photos and information at this site, and my wife’s brothers experience with wiring things up, we could probably figure out how to put one together. However, if there are any more detailed schematics or blueprints that you’d be willing to share with a father desperate to help his little girl out, I would greatly appreciate it. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to verify any details with me. My wife and I look forward to hearing back from you.

  • Is it possible that we could take your idea of the Tilting Desk for Power Wheelchairs to utilize making a desk for my quadriplegia husband – we have been searching for something of this nature already manufactured but have found nothing. We do not want to infringe on a patent or have a legal problem if we followed your posted idea on the project. Please advise.

    Thank you.

  • rod. smith

    Hi , very interesting article, but are theses commercially available??

  • Hello, I am interested in the motorized swing projects from 2001. Can I have more information on the driving mechanism, and what was involved in modeling the period of motion for various users? Additionally, what safety standards and codes had to be considered?
    Thank you!

  • Good morning…. I am inquiring to see if there is a way to collaborate with an engineering student or students to design and fabricate a device to assist a pianist that needs a way to play the damper pedal on a grand piano. I am not sure the knee assist device would work well in this situation but I do think it is possible to use a solenoid often used in electronic player pianos with some type of sensor mechanism. I am a piano technician in South Carolina and work on player systems from QRS/Pianomation, Piano-Disc and Disklavier. All of these systems use a solenoid to lift the dampers when the proper signals are received from the electronic control box. The pianist posted a help request on a piano world forum and really wants to use the acoustic piano he bought. Due to a horseback accident he is not able to use his foot to make the damper pedal go up and down and using the whole leg is extremely tiring and difficult. Perhaps a knee lever with a sensor and a solenoid could also work or a sensor that could be attached to the shoe or foot or even the pedal horn. If someone would like to discuss this they can call me at 843 325 4357 Jim Kelly Fur Elise Piano Service Pawleys Island, SC 29585

  • Gavin Lock

    Re: Pivoting Crank Arm for Cyclists with Limited Knee Flexion

    I have a similar condition as your client. I have limited range of flexion (about 0 – 85 degrees) on my right knee caused by a traffic accident 26 years ago. I have been looking for a solution to help me cycle again and I have tried a crank shortener, which is an attachment that effectively shortens the crank by up to 40mm. That helps but still cannot completely solve the problem.

    It seems that your pivoting crank arm, which I found on Google, would be able to help me solve my problem. Can you send me more information regarding the project? Your help is much appreciated.

  • I am inquiring about “The Light Sabre” project. We are a group that takes disabled children and veterans hunting and we have a mobile deer blind that allows us to get them in the outdoors with a Track Chair. The challenge is once in the blind we need a way to rotate the track Chair in order to line them up on the deer. This rotating platform that they designed might be our solution. I was hoping to possibly get in touch with the project developers to get a drawing plan that we might be able to build one.

    Thanks for any help.

    The Light Sabre
    Designers: Matt Lerner, Robyn Schwartzman, Henry Shen

    Client Coordinator: Jeff Kallio, Coach, Mid-South Fencers’ Club

    Supervising Professors: Kevin Caves and Richard Goldberg

  • Guna Subedi

    Good morning,

    I came across your website while I was researching a device for people who have lost their use of right hand. My brother-in-law is a guitar player and has lost use of right hand from stroke.While he is recovering some but his right hand fine movements are unlikely to recover.He is right handed. His right foot also has some residual function but he is likely to use left foot for the purpose of using such device.

    I am not sure such device is available for purchase or not but if available, can you please let me know along with information on how much will it cost. I was thinking of giving him this device as Christmas present but not sure if that is possible at all or not.

    Thank you so much.




    I would like to know if the RAIN SHIELD has been commercialized for purchase?


  • My name is Eva Hutchinson, I am the Principal of Mountain Christian School in Da2wson Creek, BC. We have a studnet that is very interested in learning to play the guitar; however, she has very little movement on her right side. I would like to purchase the foot pedal guitar strummer for her. Could you point me in the right direction for this?

  • Maricela

    I am interested Foot-Action Guitar Strummer

  • Rick eastep

    I’m interested in the chair box and mount.i would like to know how much you charge for it

  • Rick eastep

    What’s the price on wheelchair box?

  • AJ Harper

    For the “Wheelchair Ramp Power Assist” by designers: Daron Gunn, Audrey Burke and Sophie Strike and Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs, do you know which ADA design standard governs the type of winch that would be used in this purpose?

  • P. Garland

    I want to know if you all still design the thigh
    Control piano pedal. I am a double amputee
    And a musician . Both legs have a above knee amputation. I want to play
    Music as long as possible. If you can help me please let me know. Thank you.

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  • Michelle Calderon

    I am a therapist working with a 2 year old that I feel could benefit from something like the motorized swing I saw you design for a patient with cerebral palsy so much, is there anyway to get more information about the building of that, say designs, etc. to help the mother possibly facilitate something like that? Thank you!

  • Janet Leith Craig

    Is there anything similar commercially available? My elderly husband (who recently had knee replacement which has left him with limited knee flexion) needs exactly this sort of thing to enable him to resume bicycling again.
    Many thanks

  • Thomas Tran

    How do I get one of these :Pivoting Crank Arm for Cyclists with Limited Knee Flexion. My knee flexion is 75degrees. Thank you in advance.

  • Kim Ferguson

    Hello, I am aware that this project was completed a while ago but I’m wondering if the games you developed may be available for current use? I am an occupational therapist looking for software to help develop power mobility skills.

    Thank you!

  • Leesa Paterson

    I am writing to obtain information regarding the ‘Computer Games for Learning Joystick Control’ project completed by Pinata Hungspreugs and Becky Poon. I am wondering if the 2 games that were developed and implemented are available for purchase or download or if there is something similar in the commercial market that is known of. I have a young client in Australia that they would be very beneficial for.

  • Arnold Lewis

    I have been searching for a solution to my limited range of motion in my left knee due to two total knee replacements. I had an idea of an apparatus that would potentially resolve my issue and allow me to ride again. My internet search lead me to your design of the pivoting crank arm. I have to believe that I am not the only person with this issue. How can I get this device, a prototype or whatever final solution was developed by this design project. This is very important to me and I would really appreciate any assistance you can provide. Thank you in advance.

  • Jane

    I’m looking for a winch to assist a family member with getting up the outside wheelchair ramp at their home. The ramp has a 90 degree angle that goes around a corner of the home. The total length of the ramp is approximately 25 feet. Can you make any recommendations for what I may need as well as prices?

  • To Stephen Dovenitz, since I do not do social media…Please forward this note to him:

    Stephen Dovenitz, I was very happy and grateful to see your well-informed Letter to the Editor of the N&O Wed, Sept.4. You expressed my own opinion and feelings exactly regarding the swift, unjustifiable pressure for Sen. Al Frankel to resign. The reference to Jane Mayer’s New Yorker article is especially pertinent. America has lost one of the most knowledgeable and effective members of Congressional hearings we had.

    Many thanks for taking the time to write a very effective Letter. Lynne Kane, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Marciana Kozuch

    To whomever it may concern,
    My name is Marciana and I was contacting you in regard to the motorized swing from suspended rings. My five-year-old niece was recently in a drowning accident that left her brain without oxygen for too long which caused her brain to die in certain areas. She was not likely to survive but she pulled through. Unfortunately, she is completely disabled; she cannot talk, walk, speak, or do anything in fact. Over the past few months, we have noticed that she reacts to being rocked or swung. It is hard for her parents to constantly be rocking her, when they don’t she gets upset and her heart rate skyrockets until she gets rocked again. We were looking into automatic bouncers but since she is a toddle she does not fit into the baby ones that you find in stores. I have been researching for hours and came across this project and wanted to know more information and if there is any way we can get one in our house for my niece to help calm her down. I am looking forward to your response. Thank you for taking the time to read my comment. Have a nice day.
    Marciana Kozuch

  • Jim Bowles

    Pivoting crank arms. Can I purchase these? If so where.
    Thanks, Jim

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  • Justin Raines


    My name is Justin Raines. I am an undergraduate senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Southern Indiana. I am currently working on a senior project that involves designing and fabricating a motorized swing to improve the health of individuals with cognitive disabilities in collaboration with our OT program. I noticed a project posted in the archives from 2000 that involved the design of a freestanding motorized swing for child up to fifty pounds. Is there anyway I could get more information on this project? The designing, fabrication, end use success…etc?

    Thank you,
    Justin Raines

  • Brendan Devlin

    Hello! I read this article with great interest.My wife had a botched knee replacement surgery 18 months ago and, long story short, she no longer has the ROM needed to ride her bike. I understand that this was a one-off, customized project but can you please direct me to where I can continue my research to help my wife again ride her bike. We live in Ottawa, Canada. This has provided her with some hope. Many many thanks. Brendan Devlin

  • Leah Kay Hogg

    I had back surgery which left me with dropped foot on both legs. Can you tell me where I can order this device?

  • Janice Pelikan

    My husband is being released from a residential rehab on Monday June 1,2020. Please help me. He weighs 280-300 lbs and is not able to stand on his right leg.
    We have a manual wheel chair and a walker( which right now is no help), we also have a ramp attached to our front deck which is 33 inches high. We live in a mobile home
    the ramp is 16 feet long but the slope is too steep for me to push his wheel up. I am 79 years old weighing 160 pounds and in fair health except for 4 bulging discs on my back.
    I read your article about the winch assist ramp, it sound like something that might work.

  • hi my name is Lura Williams and I am a paraplegic and have several types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome I was born with. Before my spinal cord injuries and my EDS gotten worse as I grew older; I am now 50 years old. I love to sew making clothing and sewing quilts and monograming hand made pillows for my kids and grandchildren. I can no longer use foot pedals for sewing and monograming letters and numbers for my family and elderly in skilled nursing facilities and personal care homes. I really do not no what to do and have searched all the sewing machines that meet my disability needs. I saw this a few minutes ago 7/14/2020 at 10:22pm Sew Simple: The “Foot Free” Sewing Solution and what you have designed for the little girl whom loved sewing. I was wondering if you could do the same for me at a reasonable price so I could go back to sewing and doing what once done for years before my EDS gotten worse and my Spinal Cord Injuries. here is my mobile phone number that you may contact me back at. 304-893-3260 my name is Lura ( Lu-rah). The most I could afford on fixed income is about 400.00 that is including shipping costs through UPS or Fed Ex.

    Best Regards,

    Lura Williams

  • Jordan Bright

    Hi there,

    I am a bilateral above knee amputee from the UK who has just started learning to play the piano.
    I am looking for a device which will enable me to use the pianos sustain pedal and I came across a description of a thigh-controlled device which you guys developed.

    The device was described at the beginning of this article:

    I was wondering if I could have more information about these devices as I would love to try one out myself.
    Would I be able to pay you guys to make one? Or would it be possible to get some blueprints or drawings of the device to help me get it made myself?

    Anh information would be greatly appreciated.

    Jordan Bright.

  • Dr. GNM Kumar

    I would appreciate knowing where I can get the motorized swing suspended from the ceiling. I need oine of this for my daughter. Thanks
    GNM Kumar
    Professor, WSU, Pullman, WA 99163

  • David Henry


    I am writing as I am interested in the project “Motorized Swing from Suspended Rings”, however the comments section had been closed so I wasn’t able to ask for more details in that manner.

    The reason I am interest is that my 3 year old son has a rare genetic condition (FoxG1), with one of the side effects being inconsolable crying, with his swing being one of the main things that can cheer him up during these episodes.

    For this reason I am looking at options for building him a motorised swing and come across your project above.

    Are you able to provide me with access to the actual design/paper as that would be a great help.


    David Henry

  • Good day

    I would like to know where we can get the seed dispensers and the perspex/plastic boards with holes in them?

    please could you help me.


  • Xyeta Smith


    My name is Xyeta Smith and I am a student from ESUMS. My class is trying to develop a swing for the same situation on the eight year-old girl with cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia, blindness, and half hearing loss. Some of our requirements are different and I wanted to know if you can provide me with some more information about how you guys built the swing, the materials you used, and the cost of them. This will definitely give us a head start and some insight on how to build this swing while we switch some things around to meet our requirements.

    Thank you,
    Xyeta Smith

  • Edwin Holland

    do you have an UK agent please

  • Justin Raines


    I am searching for the paper that is connected with the RESNA annual conference 2008 Automatic Rocker project by Anne Marie Amacher, Katie Myers and Meredith Cantrell. If you are able to give me any direction as to where/how to find it, it would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Justin Raines

  • Talitha Tjandra

    Hi I saw your paper clamp for cutting scissors. I was wondering if I can get some information on how you modified the clamp for the table. If you have some pictures or directions, I may be able to modify one for my students. I am an occupational therapist working with young kids with cerebral palsy.

  • Ikeyla Bennett

    I wanted to get a baseball glove for my son

  • Do you still make a pivoting crank arm for bikes? I have bilateral knee replacements and my right knee has been done twice with patella tendinitis repair, it has poor range of motion. I am able to get around on the left with little discomfort but pedaling on the right is very difficult as in in obtainable.

  • David Baumer

    My name is David Baumer, we are doing a benefit for a 3 year old boy that has a rare decease called FoxG1. His parents tell me the only way they can get him to sleep is to swing him. The have a car seat rigged up to the ceiling that they take turns all night keeping him swinging. How much would you charge us to make one of these swings you have listed?

  • Jim C

    Could you please make a pivoting crank arm that would multiple adjustment similar to your project website reference. If not, would you be willing to provide a engineering-type drawing so that I can machine. I have multiple knee issues that may be resolved by your device for biking purposes. Thank you Jim C.

  • Recreational jumper- I am looking at something like this for my 65 lb 13year old granddaughter. Any ideas or suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Where can I get a pivoting crank arm?

  • Kyle Richards


    I am a member of the Purdue EPICS team working on improving the current commercially available beep-baseball. While doing some research into this issue, I found that Duke had done a similar project in 2013. The results of that project do not fit our design constraints, but we wanted to inquire about any documentation you may still have specifically an the current model in production. Please let me know if there are documents you can share, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

    Kyle Richards

  • Lee Carnes

    I have a friend who’s son is in a wheelchair and he wants to buy a can am ryker. Do you make anything for a ryker or spyder application.

  • Dave Finkelstein

    Where can I buy the shoe helper ?

  • Alexis Parkhurst

    Hello! I am an occupational therapist in the Hudson Valley and was interested in receiving more information on the Neater Feeder and similar feeding projects made for people with ataxia. I understand they are not commercially available, but any information on similar products that may be commercially available or more info on how to fabricate would be fantastic for some of the clients I work with. Here is the link for reference:

    Alexis Parkhurst, OTR/L

  • Donald Magder

    I am very interested in a similar device for a different purpose-

    Can you please get back to me?

    I would be happy to pay for your time and costs

    Donald Magder 248-703-6943

  • Karen kyrouac

    I am very interested in buying a wheelchair ramp power assist. Can I buy one?

  • Gini Eddins

    I am an Occupational Therapist looking for an electric swing for a 4 year old severely physically disabled child. The child currently weighs 27 pounds. After extensive research I have not been able to locate anything that meets the weight requirements. Do you know of anything on the market at this time with weight limit up to 40 pounds?

  • Lauren Holloway

    Hi! My name is Lauren Holloway. My son Jacob will be 7 in June! He loves baseball but finding a glove that fits his hand has been extremely hard. He was born missing his right middle finger. He has had surgery to make his hand more usable and he’s been doing so well. Since his fingers aren’t spaced apart like a hand with 5 fingers, nothing seems to fit right. Any suggestions?

    Thank you so much!

  • Bethany Jones

    Can they do a project for a 4 to 5 year old that would simulate an infant bouncer. Something she can bounce with her own muscles with her feet planted on the floor, in a laid back position. The infant bouncers are getting too small and we buy a new one every month because she is 35 lbs and they break after constantly bouncing for hours a day. Plus with her growing and weight gain some of them lay her on the floor the first day she lays in it.


    We spoke in supersonic at the zoo a few weeks back and spoke about applying for grants to try and get a saddle for CP kids to ride horses. I’d love to help out in any way, including trying to help out representatives why this is so important. I’m also interested in applying for your program for my kids. Please email me any information including prices and programs.

  • angela richardson

    Hi my name is angela richardson, my grandson (Maddix) is four years old and he has cerebral palsy and HIE. He loves to jump and swing, however, we have not been able to find a device that
    supports his upper body. He has limited use of his legs only and can jump if we hold him under his arms. I would like to build a swing set in his room. He is my joy and happiness.

  • Jennifer Latheef

    Hello, i am looking for any assistance or help in making an assistive guitar holder for my 10 year old son with cerebral palsy.
    would appreciate any info on how best for us to make it.
    thank you

  • Emily Hartmann

    Hi there,

    I am contacting you re. the following project:

    Automatic Rocking Chair
    Designers: Katie Myers, Anne Marie Amacher, and Meredith Cantrell
    Client Coordinator: Diane Scoggins, Hilltop Home
    Supervising Professor: Larry Bohs

    I support adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario, Canada. We support a senior lady with profound developmental disabilities. She is non-verbal and her mobility has decreased in recent years to the point where she can no longer walk. She often “cries” for long periods of time throughout the day; rocking is the only thing is such circumstances that seems to sooth her. Currently the individual has a rocking recliner that she spends a large portion of her day in. The problem is that staff simply do not have the time to rock her as much as she needs. Would we be able to get the full instructions for how your team built your automatic rocking chair? Maybe we could find someone local to construct something similar for us.

    Thank you,

    Emily Hartmann

  • Lael Portwood

    I just read your article about the adapted baseball glove. My grandson has VACTRYL Syndrome. He has Radial Dysplasia in the right arm which has made it shorter and his hand curves inward at a 45% angle. He’s a pretty talented baseball player even at 6 years old, but at this point a normal baseball glove doesn’t work effectively because he has trouble keeping it on his hand due to a lack of strength and the angle of his wrist. Can you help us create a baseball glove that fits his needs?

  • Hello,

    I am working to refine adaptive optics designs for birding. If anyone is interested please contact me.


  • Bianca McClendon Frisby


    I am interested in the Pablo the Painter: Creating a Modified Easel project by Designers: Jake Sganga, Aimee Raleigh, Evan Seidel, and Carolyn Scoggins. I am trying to see if I can get something similar made but will also be able to hold my laptop so I can paint or edit videos. If you could send me as many pictures of the original as possible, that would be great.

    Bianca Frisby

  • Seana Munro

    I found your site while searching for a motorized swing for my baby that is going to out grow her commercial fisher price swing soon because I can’t imagine her not having her swing in her life. Have you guys ever thought about making a motor size toddler swing to sell in stores? There’s nothing on the market for over 25 lbs motorized. There’s a market for it especially for kids with sensory issues. Lots of babies are out of their baby swings at 6 months due to weight. The next swing would be one that hangs from the ceiling that the child would move themselves but what about that 6 months to 3 years gap where you have no swing for your child? There’s nothing on the market. I feel you guys could be the ones to bring this to market. I read a few of write up on the swings you designed for other families. What a wonderful thing you’ve done for them and for their little ones.

  • Karen harrell

    Looking for the memory foam device u made for Sarah the forequarter amputee bc I am a forequarter amputee and I need something like this also.

  • I am checking out units for my brother whom has COPD and still plays golf. He needs a portable retractable unit which he may attach to the golf cart so he may be able to put on the green and retract the hose.
    His carry around does not supply enough oxygen for him if he is moving about.

  • Jacob Popphan

    Hello, my name is Jacob.
    I build small electronics and 3d print things as a hobby of mine. Building things to help people is something I am very passionate about. I found this specific project while researching about retractable oxygen hose reels. “02.0: Improving User Experience with Home Oxygen Therapy”. Developers: Marisha Madhira and Nick Sieja
    I have a 3d printer and the skills required to build this for a family member of mine, and I know this would contribute to improving her quality of life. If you could I would appreciate it if you could send me any information you have about this project. Such as .stl files for the design and code for the ardiuno. I must add, if I build this it would be strictly for non-commercial use and given away freely to someone in need. Thanks in advance.

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