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About Me Jacob Holstein Sharon, MA Young Scholar 2010- Flame Propagation Fourth year Junior Major in Mechanical Engineering Minors in Business and Mathematics.

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2 About Me Jacob Holstein Sharon, MA Young Scholar Flame Propagation Fourth year Junior Major in Mechanical Engineering Minors in Business and Mathematics President and Co-Founder of Enabling Engineering

3 Our Mission Enabling Engineering is a student group that applies technology to build low-cost devices that improve the lives of the elderly and disabled Empower affected individuals by giving them greater independence, reducing medical errors, and increasing social connectedness, at minimal cost We are all people with a passion for helping others and empowering individuals with disabilities and difficulties

4 Who We Are Various majors and varying technical skill level We have non engineering majors participating in development of our projects Non engineers sometime give better insight into providing engineering solutions Project based group Primarily use meeting time to work on projects Guest speakers Work in tandem with Enabling Engineering course Pizza

5 How It All Began Common goals as Lifestream Capstone group collaborated with them to create iCraft—an eye tracking robotic arm used to feed quadriplegics Their engineering work permanently improved the life of one person, why not do more! Enabling Engineering was the solution

6 By The Numbers students involved in club meetings 21 students volunteering as part of Civic Engagement Program program 20 students in Enabling Engineering Class 6 partner organizations 11 professional mentors 6 student officers 1 academic advisor

7 Seminar Series Sept 12 Miriam Zisook Ph.D. student in medical informatics Needs assessment Sept 17 Nikki Therrien and Sarah Bailey Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Sept 26 Brian MacDonald National Braille Press Oct 3 Bonnie Mello Lifestream, Inc. Oct 15 Steve McGonagle Gordon Leadership Program Nov 12 Rupal Patel Speech Language Pathology Nov 21 Paul Sabin Product design Fikst Product Development

8 Hospital Sleep Tracker Patients are often awoken several times per night to be given medication, or flipped in bed to prevent bed sores If you can predict time periods where patients will be less disrupted, their quality of care could be improved significantly Using an arduino and an accelerometer, we have been able to track sleep motion and have started to identify stages of sleep

9 Touchscreen Guard South Shore Educational Collaborative provides many services to its special needs students including using tablets for educational purposes Tablets are often used as communication/educational devices Students often press wrong buttons and exit important screens Project is working on designing customized iPad case with interchangeable covers to use with various on screen apps

10 Large Lite Brite The Carter School in Boston works with middle and high school students who cannot communicate effectively Teachers want to encourage creativity and environmental stimulation Ideal product is large Lite Brite set with glass bulbs that light up when put into place

11 User-operated Hoyer Lift Medical device to transfer patient from one place to another End user wants to use device alone without help Power will be provided by cordless drill Was a capstone proposal in past Carter School Jim Papadopoulos

12 Get Up Seat

13 Stimulus Project User Vocal Noise Microphone (optional) & iPad Color expanding stimulus Custom Audio Stimulus

14 Wheelchair Umbrella Paraplegics and Quadriplegics cannot hold an umbrella and control their wheelchair at the same time Products exist to hold umbrellas on wheelchairs but do not provide a user friendly design or cover enough area Build a custom umbrella to mount to any wheelchair that can extend with the press of a button

15 Various Project Ideas Water Feature Improvement Audio Feedback Mobility Improvement Large Lite Bright User Operated Hoyer Lift Swing Shading Improve Database Connect Elders to Volunteers Graphics for the Blind Phone Support for the elderly Word Editor for the Blind Instrumented Toys for Autism Assessment Project for Assistive Canine Technology Virtual Reality for the Disabled Mobile Communication for Disabled Kids Glove to Transmit Touch Over the Internet Multiple Sclerosis Walking Assistant Detecting Brain Waves Shower Safety Reducing Bed Sores Oxygen Tank Holder Google Glass Remote Patient Communication

16 Questions?? Thank You


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