Students learn about human hand function and mechanization considerations relevant to upper-body prosthetics and orthotics. During the final projects, students utilize human-centered design approaches, like interviews, and read academic literature to develop investigation assistive device concepts that could, one day, improve people’s lives. This is an elective course, taught in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, open to both upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. Both CoE and non-CoE students welcomed!
Each project team presents their proposed study for 12 minutes; you can find the recordings below (there are a total of 9 teams each with 2-3 people). This is part of the Jacob’s Design Showcase, which is hosted remotely this year due to COVID-19. We hope that you enjoy these videos, then join us for a live interactive Q&A event on May 7 from 10a-11a on Zoom. You must pre-register for the event here.
-- Prof. Hannah Stuart
|Project Grip: A Gamer's Passive Ergonomic Solution to Hand Fatigue and Pain -- Julian and Robert
|Improved Grasping Ability in Tenosynovitis Patients through Increased Friction -- Renuka and Charit||Wheelchair Pressure Mapping and Alert System
-- Anthony, Julie and Kristina
|Piano Pedagogy Biofeedback Device|
-- Oliver and Leo
|Improving Composition Ability for People with Short-term Arm Injuries -- Kristen and Ryan
|A Novel Forearm Cuff for C6 SCI Patients|
-- Erik and Cameron
|Automated Mattress Tilter: Redistributing Pressure to Reduce Bed Sores -- Carina, Hope and Bryant
|EEG-EMG based BCI Controlled Upper-LImb Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation -- Kyelo, Annie and Ella||Parkinson's Project Proposal
-- Moriah and Ross
Two projects addressed the design of a prosthetic hand for Theo, a 5 year old. Here is some footage of these devices during the Jacobs Design Showcase.