UTA In The News — Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, Jun 03, 2019 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Wheelchair treadmill

A group of recently graduated mechanical engineering students at UTA unveiled its design and build of a fully functional treadmill made specifically for athletes in wheelchairs, KTVT CBS 11 reported. Brandon Griffin, who led the team of students, said they were inspired by a desire to help the University’s wheelchair basketball team, the Movin’ Mavs, with specialized training equipment.

Rehab glove

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. UTARI is partnering with Neuro Rehab VR and the University of North Texas Health Science Center on the project.

Aircraft diagnostics

Andrew Makeev, professor in the UTA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a $900,000 grant from the Army Research Lab to advance structural diagnostics and life assessment in composite aircraft parts, Today’s Motor Vehicles reported.

Universal grease

Pranesh Aswath, professor in UTA’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has developed a lubricant composition that can be used as a universal grease for aircraft, Fuels and Lubes reported. The new product class addresses the superfluity of individual lubricating greases on the market that can cause confusion and increase the likelihood of misappropriation.