"A Project That's Actually Going to Help People"

December 10, 2018 by Renee Fischer

Undergraduate team aims to help pediatric ICU patients get back on their feet

For many pediatric intensive care patients, it’s important to get moving as soon as possible to start healing. The problem? It can take up to eight people to help one patient become ambulatory, or mobile, because of the amount of medical equipment tethered to them.

Clark Scholar Shreya Narayan, Engr ’21, and fellow Whiting School students formed the design team AmbuMate to solve that problem.

The team created a walker prototype to help children get back on their feet, faster.

“We still have a long way to go,” Narayan says, “but I got to be part of a project that’s actually going to help people in the future.”

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