Remote Faucet AdjusterBy Moran, Shawn; Mollendorf, Joseph C.; NSF 2008 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 108-109
Publication Date: 2011
Description of a device designed to assist people who may not be able to reach or turn faucets in a standard setup. Beneficiaries may include wheelchair users and individuals with short stature or arthritis. The remote faucet adjuster has two main components: the faucet itself, which is attached to a standard fixture, and a remote adjuster. The faucet is a modified standard unit with its handles replaced by crank arms and with an aluminum box added for holding the servos. One crank arm is located on top of each valve. A rod from the servo to the crank arm controls the faucet. The battery operated remote consists of an acrylic box, the remote electronics taken from a remote control car, and two dials that control the faucet handles, allowing the user to control water flow rate and temperature. The remote faucet adjuster was designed by an engineering student at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Total project cost was 125 dollars.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2008/Chapter%208,%20State%20University%20of%20New%20York%20at%20Buffalo.pdf