QL+ Program Manager:
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) jointly offer Undergraduate and M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering. The objective of the program is to train students in the use of basic biomedical engineering approaches for the investigation of fundamental bioengineering questions associated with the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The educational goals of this program are founded on the belief that the basic scientific approach is critical to the fundamental understanding of human health and the treatment of disease.
Our Challenger would like to design a “sleeve” or prosthetic device that would keep the lining around her leg amputation warm while operating in an extremely cold environment. The Challenge is to design an adaptive sleeve fitted to her right leg that provides a comfortable level of warmth and protection for her current and future prosthetic legs.
There is a growing population of visually impaired veterans returning from military duty who would like to remain active despite disabilities as a result of service. Team River Runner was established as an organization to provide physical activity and camaraderie specifically for these servicemen. Team River Runner has recently focused on offering a means for the visually impaired to remain active by kayaking. The team’s objective is to create a more efficient and effective guidance system for the visually impaired to navigate a river slalom course.