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OCTOCTOBER 21, 2017 1pm-3pm


It's your RACE.

Rapid Transit, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Conducting research and developing assistive devices to benefit the disabled.

  Other proceeds from the event this year will go towards the development of several items;
A self operated transfer lift. Wheelchair accessories, a rear view mirror. A cool water therapy pool.  
Research will be published here, along with how-to plans and where to find the items.

Spring 2015 - USU MAE MobiLift Team has completed drawings for a free standing self transfer lift. The protoype is to be installed in my bathroom for testing December 2015. This project is funded by a NSF grant. Details coming...

2014-2015 Currently installed and In the testing phase is a gantry style wall mounted transfer lift and sling body support system. The lift motor is operated by an aide at this stage. The new body support helps the person who is transferring to use their legs as much as possible to stand from a wheelchair, pivot and sit. The goal is a self operated, stand-and-transfer assist lift.
More to come. . .

Materials to build a therapy pool are being acquired, check back to see the drawings and progress notes.

Facebook: "Like" our page and learn more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rapid-Transit-Assistive-Device-Development-in-Cache-Valley-Utah/1426778170959798?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Dreena Barker, the founder of Rapid Transit, has MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS). MS is an auto-immune disease where the mylin sheath which insulates the body's nerves is attacked by the person's own immune system. When the protective mylin is damaged the exposed neurons misfire resulting in various degrees of disability. Scaring results as the body tries to heal and further exacerbates the problem. 
   Water therapy in a cool, temperature controlled pool lowers the body's core temperature allowing better nerve signal conduction. The benefit lasts for hours.
   Unfortunately, public therapy pools are kept too warm and other pools offered are very expensive or not usable for therapy needs.
    
Dreena stil needs a therapy pool. Her solution? Do research. Design a pool… and other assistive devices that really work for physically challenged people. Start a non-profit organization, do the research and develop the products so others can benefit, too.
Rapid Transit designs assistive devices from the user's perspective.

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2017 SPONSORS
~ Natalie Tueller & the SkyView Cheerleaders
~ Paul Mitchell
The School

2015 SPONSORS:
~ CHILI'S
~ CVTD
~ Cache Valley Print
~ CPD+USU Assistive Technology Lab
~ Barker's Propane
~ BRAG
~ Watkins Printing
~ Smith's Market Place
~ Crocket Ward Scouts
~ Gold's Gym
~ STANDER
~ Community Nursing Services
~ Great Harvest Bread Co.
~ The Bluebird Restaurant
~ SUBWAY
~ Bluebird Candy
~ ANGIE’S
“Where the locals eat.”
~ Studio 170
Salon & Spa

~ Gaucho Grill
~ Smithfield
BLUE SOX

~ Buffalo Wild Wings
~ LOGAN LANES
~ Village Inn
~ Sweetly Devine
~ NOODLES Co.
~ Pizza Pie Cafe
~ Sports Academy
~ Dickies
~ Papa Jay’s Jerky
~ EK Accessories
~
Reflections Detaiing of Utah
~ Al's
Sporting Goods

~ Wendy's
~ Subwåy
~ Anderson Seed
~ USU Meditation Club
~ Aaron's
~ Arctic Circle
~ USU MAE
~ Jimmy John's
~ Dominoes
~ Charlie's Ice Cream
~ Every Bloomin' Thing
~ Planet Fitness
~ Sweetly Devine

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2014 SPONSORS:

~ CHILI'S
~ CVTD
~ Cache Valley Print
~ CPD+USU Assistive Technology Lab
~ Barker's Propane
~ BRAG
~ Watkins Printing
~ Natalie Tueller & the SkyView Cheerleaders
~ Smith's Market Place
~ Crocket Ward Scouts
~ ACCESS
Home Care & Hospice
~ Logan Nursing & Rehab
~ Gold's Gym
~ STANDER
~ SUBWAY
~ Bluebird Candy
~ Lelani Salon+Spa
~ ANGIE’S
“Where the locals eat.”

~ Studio 170
salon & spa

~ Buffalo Wild Wings
~ Village Inn
~ NOODLES
~ Pizza Pie Cafe
~ Dickies
~ Papa Jay’s Jerky ~ EK EKcessories
~ Reflections Detaiing of Utah
~ Al's
Sporting Goods

2013 SPONSORS

CNS
CVTD
Watkins
BRAG
Alpine HME
Leavitt Group
Herald Printing
Architectural Detail
Mrs.Cleanfreak
Crystal Inn
Old Grist Mill
SUBWAY
CPD, USU Assistive Technology Lab
Gold's Gym
Kitchen Kneads
Quiznos
Dominos Pizza
Bluebird Restaurant
S.E.I. Crafts
NOODLES & COMPANY

updated SEPT 2017