Stairway to Stability

QDrop: A Walking Aid for Parkinson's Patients


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2017-2018 Team
Team Name
Stairway to Stability
Project Title
QDrop: A Walking Aid for Parkinson's Patients
Design Challenge
Parkinson's patients often experience difficulty walking, including "freezing of gait" and being unable to lift their feet, particularly in distracting environments. These patients have been shown to benefit from visual and auditory cues while walking, especially 3D staircase illusions. Our team will be exploring the most effective walking aid and implementing it in a cost-effective solution.
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Date Updated
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Karen and Richard Whitney
  • Bioengineering
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Eric Richardson
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE
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Award(s) and Recognition
Second Place in the Johns Hopkins University Healthcare Design Competition 4/15/2018
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Rice University

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