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Sensing Stroller

A stroller that integrates electronic sensors to improve safety.

More than 17,000 children under the age of 5 are rushed to emergency rooms annually for stroller-related injuries.

Kids In Danger, a non-profit organization in Chicago, challenged four Northwestern students to design a safer stroller.

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Roll N Wash

A wheelchair-activated foot pedal to turn on sinks at the Shedd Aquarium.

The Shedd Aquarium needed a wheelchair accessible temporary hand washing station outside of its stingray touch exhibit.

Student engineers created a wheel-chair activated foot pedal to turn on water at these temporary sinks.

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The Slider

A specialized cup for rehabilitation patients who have difficulty swallowing.

Tackling dysphagia after a traumatic brain injury or a stroke.

The Slider is a student-designed specialized cup for patients at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago who have dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing.

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