P11001: Balance Training Bike Pedal and Tilt Resistance


Project Summary Project Information

For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.

The Balance Training Bicycle 2.1 is a project commissioned by the Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic. The first iteration was done in 2007 as a Multidisciplinary Design Project P08001, with a follow up during 2009-10 (P10001). The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic offers services to neurological and orthopedic physical therapy patients who normally could not afford physical therapy. Nazareth's office space and budget are both significantly limited, and their organization is unable to afford many machines available to mainstream physical therapy clinics. Therefore, the National Science Foundation funds the RIT Senior Design projects commissioned by Nazareth College. The Balance Training Bicycle is derived from the need to bridge the gap between a stationary bicycle and a normal bicycle. Some higher achieving neurological and orthopedic physical therapy patients desire to return to riding a normal bicycle, but have lost some of the balance needed to do so.

To get a better understanding of the bike from P10001 check out the Photo Gallery



After (Conceptual)

After (Conceptual)

Project Name
Balance Training Bike Pedal and Tilt Resistance
Project Number
Project Family
Assistive Devices
Assistive Devices/Biotechnology
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Beth DeBartolo (click for RAPD project info)
Primary Customer
J.J. Mowder-Tinney (Nazareth Physical Thearpy)


Planning System Level Design Detailed Level Design

Photo Gallery

1-Page Project Summary

Team Members

Intellectual Property Considerations

Team Values and Norms

Meeting Notes

Prior Design Concepts

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Design Considerations

Concept Selection

Design Concepts

System Design Review

MSD I Risk Assessment

Engineering Analysis

Design Safety

Final Design Concepts


Planning Testing Design Review

Finals Designs

MSD II Project Plan

PP File

Updated Bill of Materials


Peer Reviews

Assembly Plans

Preliminary Test Plans

Test Plans

Test Results

Instruction Sheet

Technical Conference Publication


Poster (Powerpoint)

Future Work

Final Board Design(PCB)