Welcome to our Adaptive Equipment Lab!

Here at The HUB, we believe that every individual should be allowed to have fun and participate at their highest level of independence.

In our adaptive equipment lab, The HUB founder, Rocky Grimes is always experimenting with new ways for individuals to have fun and experience new things.

With the help of partners like the University of Dayton, The HUB has already designed some cool, one-of-a-kind, inclusive technologies. As we continue to expand, we hope to make custom designs for individuals and make them available in our HUB Marketplace. Learn more about our current designs and innovations below!

Our Adaptive Technologies

This robot, made in partnership with University of Dayton, is made almost entirely out of a wheelchair. Its primary purpose is to educate children about wheelchairs and show them how cool they can really be! It is fit with dart launchers, LED lights, and is easily operated by a remote control.

The HUB has adapted several remote control cars to make them more inclusive and require fewer fine motor skills. This one operates similar to a zero turn mower; each button controls one wheel. This adaption provides a comfortable, fun, and inclusive solution to playtime. It can even be operated using one hand!

This adaption was designed by one of our 3D Printing students, Justin. He noticed that a lot of our friends loved to play with dart launchers, but we had to hold them in place while they used them. He picked up computer aided design (CAD) really quickly and used his skills to design and 3D print a mount. It was a huge success, and we are so excited to use it with some of our friends soon.

This simple, 3D printed device is for individuals who need to get water, but have limited or no use of one arm. It mounts to a wheelchair or table, locks the bottle in place, and makes it easy to take the cap off without spilling anything.

This is a cup for individuals who are prone to spilling when they drink. There is a dam like structure that makes it harder to spill and easier to keep clean. One of our favorite parts of this design is that it resembles a regular cup more than a sippy cup which might make people more comfortable to use it.

Our friend Ryan plays baseball in the special Olympics. He has a cochlear implant, so in the past when he has to bat, he would have to take it off for his helmet to fit, making it hard to hear and the battery die quickly. To fix the problem, we adapted his helmet so he could keep the cochlear on even when he bats, reducing risk and allowing him to play with his best foot forward!

Want to learn more about our individualized programs?

Explore the specific program page you’re interested in or contact us with any questions!