The issue of recyclable plastics contaminated by non-recyclable materials is a massive industry issue. In order to improve the quality of recycling, people must recognize the nuances of various materials. Though lists of acceptable items are available, the helpful information they contain is often overlooked because the presentation is unexciting.
Reframing the act of recycling as a game, I hypothesized that players will learn to differentiate materials if rewards are assigned to everyday objects in a virtual setting.
dext is a unique orthotic solution because it is 3D printed to accommodate each user's anthropometrics. This device is better suited to reach low-income clients because additive manufacturing is inherently decentralized, unlike traditional methods that require costly molds and slow distribution.
Research for this device was prompted by Occupational Therapists who often struggle to ensure their patients are receiving adequate attention and practicing exercises in order to regain dexterity in limbs affected by stroke-induced spasticity.
Precious Plastic UH
Precious Plastic is a worldwide network of eco-conscious individuals dedicated to using plastic responsibly. The UH chapter was co-founded by student members with the mission to democratize recycling machinery and close the loop on wasted resources. We invite students from all backgrounds to upcycle plastic with hands-on workshops and collaborations.
Beyond the physical products of this club, we have started a very important conversation by engaging students with memorable information about plastics and solutions to prevent pollution.