DeXcellence won the $5,000 top prize, the Excellence in Engineering Design Award, for its motion-capture device for cerebral palsy patients at the George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition April 17 at Tudor Fieldhouse.
The team members are electrical engineering major Vivaswath Kumar, bioengineering major Sonia Garcia, mechanical engineering majors Allison Garza and Shaurya Agarwal and bioengineering and computational and applied math major Andrew Schober.
“This is a testament to how much we’ve gotten from the engineering program, guys like (team advisers) Dr. (Gary) Woods, Dr. (Eric) Richardson, and all the help from Shriners Hospital,” Kumar said. “Capping off our engineering degree with this win is very special to us.”
“We also really have a passion for our project for helping kids,” Garcia added. “Who doesn’t like helping kids?”