A Fighting Bid – The Little Helper Step

Figure 2: The client using the device

A set of retractable steps than enable a young girl with a spinal cord injury to transfer between her wheelchair and the floor

Sonic Doohicky

Figure 1: The Sonic Doohickey scooter chair.

A Scooting Device for a Child with Muscle Weakness.

Omni-Accessible Playground Equipment

Figure 1: The base of the device, showing one set of wheels and axle and the almond-shaped tracks.

A wheelchair accessible glider that motivates a young girl and her peers to play together on the playground.

Hot Wheels

Figure 2: Client using the Hot Wheels device. The device is currently playing a “fireworks” video and a song as the client is walking.

A motivational device to encourage a young girl to use her gait trainer.


Figure 1: The Boxxy device with four of the shapes. When the device detects a shape going down the slide, it illuminates the appropriate icon on the back panel. The shape then slides out of the slot on the front edge.

A fun, electronic “put-in” device that incorporates positive feedback so that the client can play with the device with minimal assistance from therapists or caregivers.

The Final Stretch

Figure 1: The Final Stretch device. In this view, the head would rest on the left and the torso to the right, and the winch lever arm is positioned for left handed operation to crank the right arm back.

A device to help patients in the Burn Center at UNC to perform stretching exercises. This will help to increase and maintain their range of motion in their shoulder joint.


Photo of the Alphabraille device

A fun electronic toy that helps children learn Braille and phonics

View It Display Stand

Figure 2: The client using the View It stand to draw.

A portable display stand for a boy with visual impairments, so that he can read and write at a close distance from the page while maintaining an upright posture.

Lift Me Up

Figure 1: The Lift Me Up device, with the platform about half way between its highest and lowest positions.

A device to enable a child to easily transfer from her wheelchair to the floor

Wheelchair Accessible Motion Simulator

Figure 1: Side view of the Wheelchair Accessible Motion Simulator

This is a fun device that enables the clients to experience motion. The teacher or aide pushes the wheelchair onto the platform, and using a joystick control, rocks the user in any direction.