Formal Design Projects (FDP)
These year-long Formal Design Projects (FDP) aim to create a personalized device that improves the quality of life of a disabled community member. Teams consist of one team lead and 4-7 team members, chosen by an application and interview process. Students of all majors and experience levels are welcome to apply.
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2019 - 2020
2018 - 2019
Wheelchair for Chase and Carson
Chase and Carson Miller, ages five and six, are two fun and playful boys. They were born with MEPAN syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that hinders their muscular strength and coordination Their condition makes it difficult to for them to walk without a walker, let alone explore outside. Their parents are looking for a light, yet durable wheelchair that will allow them to traverse rougher terrains and see nature.
Team Leader: Michael Charonnat (3rd year ME)
Natalie Lewis (3rd year ME)
Ella Mahood (2nd year BMED)
Hailey Earnest (2nd year ME)
Kyle Ladtkow (2nd year ME)
Benjamin Reed (1st year ME)
Jake Javier (2nd year BMED)