The Bioengineering capstone design team of Hannah Adelsberg, Celia Cheung, Eric Katz, Suzanne Chou has been named a finalist in the 2015 Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge.
The Challenge is a global competition aimed at encouraging students to design products and services to improve the lives of older adults. This year the Challenge is focused on ways to motivate / empower mobility among older adults.
Our capstone team was selected for the HandleBar, the outcome of their project, “Safe Solution to Ascend/Descend Stairs for Elders with Limited Mobility,” developed with client Dr. Janice Schwartz, UCSF Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Research Director of the Jewish Home of San Francisco.
The HandleBar is a ratcheting stair assist railing for older people to safely ascend and descend stairs in their homes allows for increased independence while still encouraging individuals to climb under their own power.The team will compete on April 9th for prizes of up to $10,000.
Professors Irina Conboy and David Schaffer are receiving a 2015 Bridging-the-Gap Award from the Rogers Family Foundation for their work on “Therapeutic Potential of Combining Small Molecule Signaling Modulators for Neuroregeneration and Rejuvenation.”
The senior capstone design team of Asad Akbany, Kasper Kuo, Nicholas Leung, and Karen Cheng has been selected to attend the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University in Florida this March.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
The capstone team worked on a project to detect the operational status of LPG stoves in developing countries, along with client sponsor Lisa Thompson, Assistant Professor at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 and Global Health Sciences Faculty Scholar in Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF.
Their project created an unobtrusive LPG stove usage monitor with wireless data collection capabilities, to help spread the adoption of low-pollution LPG stoves. Traditional cooking stoves can contribute to the high prevalence of respiratory disease due to their emission of carbon monoxide and particulate.