Prototyping Innovation in Stroke Rehabilitation
With 800,000 people suffering strokes in the US each year, there exists a major need for better rehabilitation technology. Neurofeedback therapy using EEG has been proven to be effective, yet is currently available only at specialized clinics.
NeuroExo aims to make at-home neuro-rehabilitation for patients with chronic stroke feasible, with a low-cost, portable, form-fitting, reliable, and easy-to-use system.
Design Challenge
NeuroExo uses a Mobile Brain-body Imaging headset to read EEG signals. To be used by stroke patients, the headset must be user friendly, lightweight, and able to be set up one-handed.
My Role and Responsibilities
As industrial design intern, I was responsible for creating and assembling prototype headsets for bench testing, and creating weekly design reports.
Specific tasks included 3D printing prototype components,installing EEG electrodes, and testing with users of differing head sizes. From this design process, a functional user friendly, well-fitting dry electrode headset was created. I also produced product renders and animations using Keyshot and Adobe Premiere.