On Radio and Television
Thanks to a three-pronged approach, student engineers at USF are coming up with the latest in high-tech assisted mobility devices that help the disabled be more independent. University Beat rolls in on the Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology Program, the Capstone Mechanical Engineering Course and "Rehab Ideas," a company formed to help students bring their designs to market.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Stephen Sundarrao demonstrates a number of the devices designed by the USF Rehabilitation Engineering students, including the "Off-Road Wheelchair Kit."
Stephen Sundarrao demonstrates the "TrakPak."
Stephen Sundarrao talks about one of the latest "in progress" projects, the "Elevator," an air cushion seat for wheelchair users.
Joshua Lujan demonstrates the "Sideways Wheelchair Kit" that he and three other Mechanical Engineering students built as part of their senior design project.
Tom Panzarella, Chief Technology Officer of Freedom Sciences, demonstrates his company's "Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS)," which USF's rehabilitation engineers provided feedback and design suggestions on.
For more information
USF's Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology Program