College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-10 15:43:09


Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The goal of this project was to evaluate a clinical problem, explore possible solutions, and produce a functioning prototype that would conform to all the established guidelines and requirements. The project focused on developing an upper extremity mobility device for a singular client with limited muscle activity in his arms due to childhood polio. Our design process was governed by an adapted form of the FDA Design Control Process, 21 CFR 820.30 [1]. The outcome of this project was a functioning prototype that utilized the concept of a motorized pulley system remote controlled using a key fob. This research project was performed under the guidance and instruction of The University of Akron Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Lawrence Noble

First Reader

Dr. Rebecca Willits

Second Reader

Dr. Ge Zhang

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Rebecca Willits

Grassi_Miller_Honors_Proposal_Cover_Sheet.pdf (288 kB)
Honors Proposal Cover Sheet



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