This semester's projects included a walker designed to climb or descend stairs, kitchen cabinets with integrated stepstools, and a truck hitch that would allow multiple tractor-trailers to platoon with a hard connection, while in motion.
Nobody likes needles. That's why Chi Hwan Lee developed these silicon nanoneedles, small enough to be injected into a single cell. Worn as a flexible patch, they can deliver medicine continuously with no pain.
A collaboration between Purdue researchers and Nucor Steel in Crawfordsville, Indiana has resulted in a refined process that can adjust equipment on the fly to produce more precise thicknesses of sheet steel.
Rotating detonation engines could one day make *hypersonic flight* possible (faster than Mach 5). And you better believe they're working on it at Zucrow Labs. Check out Stephen Heister quoted in this WIRED article.
Meet the "Clutch Crutch," a hands-free crutch that will help injured people navigate their world a bit more easily. It was developed by Purdue Mechanical Engineering students as part of a senior design project.