P09009: Manually Operated One-Arm-Powered Wheelchair

Mission Statement

Table of Contents

Mission Statement

The purpose of this project is design and create a one-arm, manual-powered wheelchair, to be used as the primary mode of transport for stroke victims or others who have lost motor function on one side of their body.

Collecting Project Background Raw Data

Interactions with Sponsors

Interview Template

Product Description/Project Objective Statement

Stroke victims often lose the ability to use one side of their body. This results in a situation where it is difficult for the individual to retain their mobility. This is why it is important for the one-arm, manual-powered wheelchair to be successful.

Current one-arm wheelchairs are heavy, difficult to control, and lack the desired mobility for these patients. One alternative is the use of an electric wheelchair, but these are cost-prohibitive to most patients and long-term care facilities.

The proposed design will provide the patient with improved mobility by using an easy-to-use propulsion system for movement.

Project Deliverables

Primary Market/Project Opportunities

Secondary Market/Project Opportunities

Assumptions and Constraints


Home | Planning | Concept Development | System Level Design | Detail Design | Testing and Refinement