The QL+ Mission

Challenging University STEM students to create innovative technology solutions that improve the quality of life for injured veterans, first responders, and others who have served our nation.

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We're Recruiting Challengers!

If you are a veteran or first responder with an injury or disability and are interested in participating in our program, please contact us! We sponsor projects at leading universities to create innovative technology with the goal of improving your quality of life.

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OMAR DURAN

Army

Omar travels all over the United States, competing in handcycle races. The Challenge for the ​University of South Florida engineering students is to design and build a case that he can use to transport his bike while traveling. The case must be durable, easy for him to use without assistance, and must protect his bike during commercial air travel....

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Student Spotlight

John DesRochers

Rowan University

John DesRochers is a junior at Rowan University, scheduled to graduate in 2022. John is a Biomedical Engineering Major and is working on the Socket Air Pump Challenge. Everyday factors such as extreme heat and cold, pressure changes, altitude, bloating, and more, can contribute to changes in the limb size of an amputee. This issue of residual limb volume change has prompted the team to work on a prosthetic solution in the form of an adjustable inflatable sleeve to fit between the limb liner and prosthetic socket. The design focuses on using thin vinyl material to build air bladder compartments that can be controlled via valve-capped hoses accessible outside of the prosthetic.

Calling All Heroes

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Calling all Wounded, Ill, or Injured American Heroes and Their Families

If you have an injury or disability and you are a member of the military, a veteran, or a first responder, QL+ has a program that is designed to improve your quality of life at no charge to you.

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News & Updates

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A Student Working on a Project
March 9, 2021

I-MADE: BIOENGINEERING DESIGN-A-THON

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Tammy Landeen
March 9, 2021

HELLO. MY NAME IS TAMMY LANDEEN.

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: GOLF ASSIST, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
May 13, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: GOLF ASSIST, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: BREAKAWAY PROSTHETIC LEG, CATH U
April 23, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: BREAKAWAY PROSTHETIC LEG, CATH U

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: WRIST SPLINT TEAM, SDSU
April 21, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: WRIST SPLINT TEAM, SDSU

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: WRIST SPLINT TEAM, SDSU
April 17, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: SURF TRANSFER TEAM, OHIO UNIVERSITY

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? NEDDIE BYRON, VIRGINIA TECH
February 13, 2020

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? NEDDIE BYRON, VIRGINIA TECH

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MEET OUR MENTORS: RAYMOND FRANK, UC
November 15, 2019

MEET OUR MENTORS: RAYMOND FRANK, UC

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MEET OUR MENTORS: JIM RILEY, CUBOULDER, UD, AND UC
November 8, 2019

MEET OUR MENTORS: JIM RILEY, CUBOULDER, UD, AND UC

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SPIKEBOARDING FOR ALL
August 29, 2019

SPIKEBOARDING FOR ALL

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BLASTER'S GARAGE
July 17, 2018

BLASTER'S GARAGE

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MOVING FORWARD IN LIFE. TOGETHER.
May 23, 2018

MOVING FORWARD IN LIFE. TOGETHER.

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CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN
May 2, 2018

CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN

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THE DAY WE FELL OFF THE PLANET
April 8, 2018

THE DAY WE FELL OFF THE PLANET

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MY BLINDNESS IS MY MOTIVATOR
March 12, 2018

MY BLINDNESS IS MY MOTIVATOR

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WOUNDED VET. STUDENT VET. HELPING VETS
February 4, 2018

WOUNDED VET. STUDENT VET. HELPING VETS

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