QL+ Program Manager: Amber Humphrey
QL+ Mentors: Lou Frank, Senior Program Manager, Honeywell/Intelligrated; Scott Moro, Founder, Adaptive Cycling Foundation
Dr. Malcolm Daniels
Director of the ETHOS Center
Dr. Tommy Baudendistel
Research Engineer at PC Krause and Associates
Voice-Activated Shifting Challenge: QL+ engineering students from the University of Dayton are challenged to design and build a voice-activated shifting system for a Marine veteran is missing his right arm above the elbow, part of his left hand and both of his legs above the knee. He currently shifts his handcycle with his left elbow and can only shift when his left elbow is the back of the cycle stroke.
Stable Walker Chair: Veterans at an Ohio VA need a more stable walker chair that allows for independent and safe walking and does not tip over. They currently use a Merry Walker, but it tends to tip over. QL+ engineering students from the University of Dayton are challenged to design and build a better version of the Merry Walker, that would allow a patient to stand up at will, walk around, and sit back down without fear of tipping over the device, and, falling off of the seat.
About the University of Dayton:
The University of Dayton (UD) was founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), a group of visionary leaders who knew that consistent change was necessary for constant growth. The University has grown into a top-tier Catholic research university. UD students are bold thinkers and servant leaders who use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world. More than 7,800 full-time undergraduates and 2,400 graduate and law students call UD "home," and their 89 percent retention rate shows that students love UD.