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Imagination, innovation, and technical expertise were on display during Design Week 2019 at the UAB School of Engineering.

""A 2018 Biomedical Engineering team created an automated umbrella designed for wheelchair use. The project went on to finish in second place at the World Congress on Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland.

Tuesday, April 16

The showcase of student projects began on Tuesday with the first-ever Freshman Engineering Design Day. Freshman projects were displayed on posters, along with working prototypes when applicable.

Wednesday, April 17

Interdisciplinary student teams from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering showed off their senior design projects. These projects were intended to offer innovative solutions to real-world challenges. They were designed over two semesters as part of the Capstone Senior Design course, and typically included a working prototype. Their projects were on display in the lobby of the Business-Engineering Complex.

Friday, April 19

The Department of Biomedical Engineering showcased its Capstone Senior Design projects on Friday with an event at Heritage Hall.

2019 ME/MSE Senior Design Projects

Where: BEC Lobby
When: April 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Tornado Helmet
  • Greenhouse Desicant Dehumidification
  • Fruit fly Respirometer
  • Casting Vacuum Chamber
  • Glass Recycling
  • 3D ElectroPrinting
  • Giraffe Wall
  • SAE Baja
  • Metallography Upgrade
  • Keg Washing
  • Solar Stirling Engine
  • Honda Cart

2019 BME Senior Design Projects

Where: Heritage Hall
When: April 19, 1:15 p.m.

  • Treadmill Attachments — Frame attachment for a treadmill that allows bands to be added for additional resistance
  • Braille Reader — A device that passes over standard braille and darkens the markings with ink to allow teachers of the visually impaired to better see braille
  • Nasal Cannula — An alarm system that indicates when a disconnection has occurred during high-flow oxygen therapy.
  • Craniofacial Surgery Training — A surgical training tool for residents to practice surgery associated with craniosyntosis
  • PiilCam — A device that will receive video images from the PillCam and transfer to a reader that allows more rapid visualization.
  • Mop Wringer — A pneumatic, foot controlled mop wringer for persons with limited use of their upper extremities
  • Post-stroke Rehab — Wearable sensors and readout system that will provide position and motion data for person recovering from stroke
  • Exhalation Force — Spirometer designs that vary resistance and are read out thru a graphical user interface /app.
  • Lumbar Sensor — Sensor and data transfer that records lumbar flexion angle for persons with lower back pain and their therapists