BME Senior Project: Wheels on the Bus

Here is an example of how a biomedical engineering senior project group from UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering addressed the issue of providing a cerebral palsy afflicted middle school student with added sensory input which he enjoyed and added therapeutic value.  As I delved more into this issue I found that a number of neurodevelopmental disorders apparently benefit from sensory stimulation on a case by case basis. Performing this type of therapy is resource intensive and sometimes requires two people. The potential for caregiver burnout is certainly possible. The staff at the junior high school appeared to welcome the device as a useful adjunct to their therapy. The option of having a student control the stimulation apparently was considered a useful feature.

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