Location: Stony Brook, New York United States
Company: SUNY Stony Brook
Number of times previously entering contest: 1
Favorite design and analysis tools:
Autodesk ForceEffect Motion
Hobbies and activities: Robotics and Electronics
Online communities: ASME, ASEE
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.