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BU Seniors Use Bioengineering to Help Disabled

Binghamton University students are using their bioengineering skills to help the disabled.

A group of seniors has created a specialized raft for a local woman with cerebral palsy. The hammock-style device contours to her body and  gives her complete support.  It allows her to more easily enjoy her favorite activity: floating in the water.

"We researched cerebral palsy and found out what someone who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, what their specific needs would be.  We did a lot of materials research and testing.  We used polyester mesh.  You could basically buy all these materials in a store,"said student Jacob Molzen.

"I've tried it in the water and it works really well," said recipent Virginia Gormly.

Other senior design projects included a shopping cart mobility device and a cooling garment.

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