P10007: Mechanical Spine Platform

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Dr. Beth DeBartolo (Sponsor)
Dr. DeBartolo - March 27, 2009
Dr. DeBartolo - April 1, 2009
Dr. Edward Brown (EE)
Dr. Brown - April 3, 2009
Dr. Edward Hensel - DPM Professor, ME Dept. Head
Dr. Hensel - April 7, 2009
Dr. Dan Phillips (EE)
Dr. Phillips - March 31, 2009
Mike Walsh (Technical Consultant)
Mike Walsh - April 3, 2009


Dr. Sara Gombatto (Customer)
Dr. Gombatto & Dr. Mowder-Tinney - April 21, 2009

Project Description

The intent of this project is to design and build a test platform that will mimic the actions of a human spine. This design will incorporate movements in three dimensions, while being able to independently measure the angles and movement. The purpose of developing this platform is to calibrate existing measuring devices in use at the Nazareth Physical Therapy Clinic.

The goal of Assistive Device projects is to apply technology to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the development of technologies related to the broad field of bioengineering. In addition, the projects serve as real life product design applications that enhance the education of the student team.

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