Previous Projects

1.  Orthopedics East, Greenville, NC (2007-2008)

Students designed and built a prototype training support system that will enable practitioners to develop a tactile feel for injecting medication into joints.

2.  Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA (2011)

The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta requires a design of a labor-delivery-recovery room obstetrics bed/table that is manually operated and includes an IV drip pole.  The design had to be durable for use in military health facilities.  No electronic controls could be included.  Design constraints included relocation of the bed by no more than a pick-up truck and an estimated cost of less that $2000.

3.  ECU, Greenville, NC (2012-2013)

The multidirectional reach test is commonly used in physical therapy clinics to assess one’s balance and potential to fall.  The problem currently faces with this test is obvious inaccuracies in the measurements.  Students were to provide an alternative low cost design for a reach test prototype to conduct balance testing.

4.  ECU, Greenville, NC (2012-2013)

According to the Center for Disease Control as of 2010, cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death in the United States.  Students were to design, develop a prototype, and test an electrical stimulating instrument that delivers continuous pulsatile electrical field stimulation to cell culture monolayers and 3D constructs in a cell culture incubator.