ERIC Number: ED320324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
National Science Foundation 1989 Engineering Senior Design Projects To Aid the Disabled.
Enderle, John D., Ed.
Through the Bioengineering and Research to Aid the Disabled program of the National Science Foundation, design projects were awarded competitively to 16 universities. Senior engineering students at each of the universities constructed custom devices and software for disabled individuals. This compendium contains a description of each project in nontechnical language, a list of the individuals involved with the project, and a summary of the project's impact on the disabled person's life. A technical description of the design is also presented, along with a photograph of the device and approximate cost. Examples of the approximately 140 devices include: accessible work-holder, multipurpose desk for a quadriplegic engineer, stationary exercise tricycle, pneumatic sewing machine speed control, voice loudness indicator, spring-assisted leg extender, posture alarm system, door closer, self-injurious behavior monitor, foot control for a cassette player, vertical pole walkway, counting trainer, remote computer accessibility, feeding device, and keyboard overlay and software for music therapy. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Electromechanical Aids, Electronic Equipment, Engineering Technology, Hearing Impairments, Mobility Aids, Physical Disabilities, Rehabilitation, Sensory Aids, Student Projects, Visual Impairments
NDSU Press, Fargo, ND 58105 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.