Wheelchair Buddy:The purpose of the wheelchair buddy is to make the world more accessible by extending a wheelchair's functionality. A person with severe spinal cord damage may not be able to use the arms and legs but can still be extremely independent by using a Sip-and-Puff device. Our device will use several sensors and inputs to allow for the control of a robotic device to allow a user to interact with their environment in simple ways, in addition to the mobility that a Sip-and-Puff currently provides. Imagine being able to push elevator buttons and accessible door buttons without having to lift a finger.
Incontinence Bowel Movement Detector: This team aims to design an high-tech bowel movement sensor to predict and signal an incontinence bowel movement before it occurs. With over 20 million Americans suffering from some form of incontinence the goal is to improve the quality of life of incontinent patients as well as lower hospital costs. The device would also track the number of accidents that occur per day and how long ago the accident has occurred. This enables nurses to effectively track the bowel movement schedule of patients to ensure that the patients’ digestive system is functioning.