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.