Kneed4Speed device with legs in the downward position

A continuous passive motion device for knee rehabilitation that can be used in a seated position


Photo of individual testing the fit of foam collar

A set of tools for rehabilitation from neck burns, including a new type of compressive collar and a mobile app to track recovery by providing quantitative data on neck curvature and range of motion.

Pelvic Balancer

A force measurement system to provide feedback on patient positioning in a pelvic balancer system

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.

Motivational System to Build Upper Body Strength in Children

Figure 1: In this photo, the device is used to trigger a battery-operated toy to activate when the client pushes up.

A device that provides motivational feedback when the client pushes up from a prone position. This encourages them to sustain this task, which helps develop upper body strength and posture control.

Supine Leg Excerciser

Figure 2: The occupational therapist demonstrates the device from a hospital bed.

An exercise device help maintain leg strength for individuals in bed for extended periods.

Hearing Loss Simulator

Figure 1: Screenshot of the hearing loss simulator program

A computer program that modifies a sound clip based on a child’s audiogram. This enables the parent or caregiver to “hear” as their child hears, and better understand the extent of the child’s hearing loss.

Infant Patting Device

Fig 1: Infant Patting Device

A device to simulate hand patting motion to comfort infants in the clinic.

Tracking Device for People with Visual Impairments

Fig 1: Students and faculty testing the tracking device

A tracking device to help train the user to track objects through a larger field of view.

Rowing Motion Counting Device

Figure 1: Photo of the device. It mounts to the client’s wheelchair by slipping the horizontal bar on the right side of the photo under the seat cushion. The client grabs the handles with both hands and pulls and releases the handlebar to count. The battery-powered circuitry is mounted in the black box at the bottom of the photo, and audio feedback is provided through the two speakers.

This device is a counting game that also helps the client develop strength in his arms. The device counts in response to pulling and pushing a lever arm in a pattern similar to a rowing motion. It is attached to his wheelchair.