Elk Grove stay-at-home dad leads fellow online students to create innovative hospital bed
A team of online students in the Fulton Schools electrical engineering program — including a father of three children — worked remotely to design and build a hospital bed to prevent people with limited mobility from developing pressure ulcers often caused by long periods of being bed-ridden. The team’s Personal Care E-Assistant bed helps stimulate blood flow and includes a passive motion system to reposition patients. The bed also has remote control, monitoring and communication capabilities. The invention won the Fulton Schools Palais Senior Design Prize for its potential to have a widespread positive impact on society.