VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

QL+ Program Manager:

Janet Papazis

PT, DPT

About

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

As the premier urban, public research university in the state, Virginia Commonwealth University’s mission is to advance knowledge and student success through its commitments to:

  • An engaged, learner-centered environment that fosters inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting
  • Research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve human health
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations that bring new perspectives to complex problems and mobilize creative energies that advance innovation and solve global challenges
  • Health care that strives to preserve and restore health for all people, to seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research and to educate those who serve humanity
  • Diversity that provides a climate of inclusion, a dedication to addressing disparities wherever they exist and an opportunity to explore and create in an environment of trust
  • Sustainable university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic and cultural vitality of the communities VCU serves in Virginia and around the world

Website

https://egr.vcu.edu/about/

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Email

janet.papazis@qlplus.org

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Projects

Current Projects

VCU: RECUMBENT BIKE COVER WITH SECURITY

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VCU: READING CUE APP

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VCU: HOT WATER KNEE BRACE

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VCU: DRONE CONTROLLER

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VCU: MODIFIED LITTER

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VCU: RACE CAR TRANSFER ASSIST

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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
Projects

Completed Project List

VCU: RECUMBENT BIKE LIFT ASSISTANCE
Innovative and Life Changing Solutions

VCU: RECUMBENT BIKE LIFT ASSISTANCE

The recumbent bike lift assistance project is being executed in accordance with the Quality of Life Plus (QL+) Program and the VCU School of Engineering. The project is designed for Retired Master Sergeant Marina Libro. For Marina, recumbent biking is a form of physical therapy as well as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle....

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VCU: BETTER KNEE BRACE
Innovative and Life Changing Solutions

VCU: BETTER KNEE BRACE

This QL+ Challenge was to develop a knee brace for our Challenger, a Veteran Army Paratrooper. He suffered soft tissue damage after a parachute malfunction, resulting in bone spurs, arthritis, and meniscus injuries. He wanted a brace that doesn't slip during activity. The team’s objective was to develop a brace that he can use during daily activities, including sled hockey....

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VCU: OI WATERPROOF COVER
Innovative and Life Changing Solutions

VCU: OI WATERPROOF COVER

The creation of a waterproof osseointegration cover was designed for patients with amputations above the knee with osseointegration pegs that interface with the patient’s prosthetic limb.......

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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY: WATERPROOF OSSEOINTEGRATION COVERS
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VCU: WATERPROOF OSSEOINTEGRATION COVERS

QL+ engineering students from Virginia Commonwealth University worked on the Waterproof Osseointegration Covers Challenge for an Army Veteran who lost both legs above the knee due to an improvised explosive device (IED). Due to the severe damage to his legs and the recovery process, he was unable to wear conventional prosthetics. As such, he underwent a trial study and became a recipient of osseointegration surgery. This procedure involves taking titanium rods and grafting them to the bone to facilitate the attachment of a prosthetic device....

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