University of Rochester

EVENT: Engineering Students Display Real-World Solutions for the Community

May 1, 2012

Imagine charging your cell phone just by walking. Or a specially-designed bicycle that allows amputees and people recovering from strokes to steer and change gears.

Those innovations are among the many to be featured at the University of Rochester on May 3 during Hajim School Design Day.

Student teams at the University's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been partnering with local companies and institutions over the past year to solve real-world engineering problems. This Thursday the students will demonstrate their results from 12-2 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Robert B. Goergen Hall. Their projects include:

  • Energy Harvesting Cell Phone Charger: a device that converts mechanical energy from human motion into electricity to charge a cell phone
  • Mono-Mano: a one-handed cycling control device that integrates the ability to steer, brake, and shift gears onto a removable apparatus
  • Pro-Bal: a balance training device to help in the rehabilitation of people recovering from strokes
  • FloMaR: a surgical IV that administers fluids without a pump

NOTE TO MEDIA: This short video provides a sampling of Design Day projects.

Event Details
WHAT: Hajim School Design Day 2012
VISUALS: More than a hundred engineering students demonstrating their innovations
WHERE: Robert B. Goergen Hall at the University of Rochester
WHEN: Thursday, May 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.