In the Pursuit of Assistance: A Team's Desire to Not Let a Congenital Amputation Get in a Young Boy's Way
EPICS is a service-learning design program run through Purdue University. It strives to teach students design skills through providing for individuals, communities, and organizations in the surrounding area while mirroring engineering industry standards. BME (Biomedical Engineering) is a team within EPICS that strives to serve community partners through biomedical applications. William Sevick is an elementary school student with a congenital arm amputation. William and his family have been working with the BME team for the past three years designing assistive devices with the purpose of improving his actions in daily life such as eating, playing games, and riding his bike.
Russell, Carl III; Loucks, Gavin; and Wozniak, Kirsten
"In the Pursuit of Assistance: A Team's Desire to Not Let a Congenital Amputation Get in a Young Boy's Way,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 7
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol7/iss1/24
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