Sensory Walking Cane

Members are also working on a sensory walking cane for the blind. This cane consists of 3D printed parts with an ultrasound sensor at the end to detect distance. An Arduino helps collect and process this data. If the cane sees that there is an obstacle in the way, it lets the user know. Currently, the cane team is collecting data about how the cane responds to different scenarios to fine-tune its effect!

Stabilizing Cane

Exoskeleton for Hand Rehabilitation

After surgery, physical therapy is often needed to properly restore motor functions for parts of the body–and the hands are no exception. This project seeks to combine electrical and mechanical design to create a hand exoskeleton which can aid with rehabilitation of hands after surgery.

Image courtesy of Kurzweil

Fitness App

ADAPT’s fitness app is focusing on fitness for children by building a platform where children will have incentives to be active and monitor their health. Children can also work together to help each other reach their goals in a social setting. The app is currently being designed for Android devices.

Fitness App

Heart Disease Sensor

In the Heart Disease Sensor project, we are designing a low-cost wearable device to monitor a users’s heart rate. It will detect abnormal changes and let the user know if they’re at risk for getting a heart attack or have symptoms of heart disease. It consists of an heart rate sensor connected to an Arduino. The goal is to make it as cheap as possible while preserving quality and reliability.

Heart Disease Sensor

ALS Text-to-Speech Adapter

We’re also designing tools to help ALS patients. One project consists of a variety of ability switches–controllers that allow people to interact with their computers without the need for a typical mouse and keyboard. Instead of using a keyboard and mouse to control a computer, users can use a large button, touch sensor, or a muscle movement sensor. Pictured is the large button sensor.

Accessibility Button

Eye Tracker for Patient Communication

In hospitals, patients are sometimes unable to effectively communicate with caretakers when they need assistance, because of limited motor ability. We are developing a solution that uses eye movements for a non-invasive method.