Entrant Profile

Anurag Purwar

Location: Stony Brook, New York United States

Company: SUNY Stony Brook

Profession: Engineer/Designer

Number of times previously entering contest: 1

Favorite design and analysis tools: MotionGen, http://www.motiongen.io
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk ForceEffect Motion

Hobbies and activities: Robotics and Electronics

Online communities: ASME, ASEE

Inspired by: As an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University (SUNY), I teach, practice, and research in the Machine Design area.

The motivation to work on Mobility Assist came from a friend and a retired doctor who has Polio and wanted me to design a multi-functional assistive device that could help him get up from a chair and walk around. The device was developed from a personal pain and eventually was designed and manufactured to help benefit a large class of patient population suffering from mobility disabilities.

Biodex Medical Systems as our commercialization partner is bringing this device to the market. As of June 2017, several pre-production units were placed in assisted living facilities and nursing homes for final feedback collection.

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