uOttawa Bionics is a student run engineering team developing biomedical devices to enhance quality of life. We are passionate about improving the rehabilitation process through technology.
We come from a variety of disciplines and academic levels, ranging from electrical, software, mechanical, biomedical mechanical engineering, and computer science. We're also worked with human kinetics students to understand human gait and the ergonomics of wearable technologies.
We are prototyping a transradial mechatronic arm to provide amputees with several degrees of freedom and dextrous control. The arm includes a mechanical frame with 3D-printed parts and an EMG control platform. The prosthetic will provide users with 3 different grips, including a pinch grip. The project aims to provide accessible prostheses through open-source designs and a low cost of under $2000.
This exoskeleton is our first foray as students into the field of rehabilitation and orthotics. Worn around the hip and thigh, it will provide the necessary force for individuals touched by muscle weakness to continue their day to day life unhindered. Intelligent sensing and software will allow the suit to recognize the wearers movement, and move with them, not against them.
This innovation is a wrist guard with an embedded heating pad placed over the area of the median nerve, electromechanically controlled by an app to the user’s preference. This treats pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome combined with a treatment plan. This one-of-a-kind product combines treatment methods to target the sensations that patients feel. Medical-grade materials and professional research and safety features make it stand out from any other.
Individuals with arthritis understand the trouble with consistently brushing their teeth. This project aims to alleviate these complications. A mouthguard with toothbrush-quality bristles attached to moving servo motors automatically brush the user’s teeth for a total duration of two minutes.
We've been hard at work since 2017 developing our suit; check out some of the pictures we've snapped along the way!
Our projects would not be possible without the help of our generous sponsors.
If you'd like to get in touch with our team, feel free to send us an email at email@example.com, or by social media (Facebook link at the bottom of the page)