|Project Summary||Project Information|
For an updated project description, click on the following link for the 1-Page Project Summary.
The goal of the Motion Assistive Seating Device for Sailing team is to design, assemble, and test an updated version of the current design for the portable and detachable seating system that empowers the disabled community to experience the true joys of sailing while endowing the functional advantages to compete in sailing competitions and decreasing any hindrances caused by implementing the seating system during competition. The updated design should be a safe and functional improvement upon the current design that meets the requirements of Richard Ramos and Keith Burhans. The updated seating system will go into application for the community of disabled users who wish to sail for leisurely purposes. Depending on the effectiveness of the design, the seating system may receive enough recognition to go into further implementation internationally through the Paralympic games as was the current design after its initial implementation.
Watch Richard tack during the normal operation of the device:Quadsailor GMSS Tack.
Watch Richard's friend Steve lockout the system on the Port side:Quadsailor GMSS Tack 2
|Aleef Mahmud||Mechanical Engineer / Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christopher "Chappy" Sullivan||Mechanical Engineer / System Engineeremail@example.com|
|Mitchel Rankie||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Steven Gajewski||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
Table of Contents
WBS, PRP, 1-Page Summary, CN, ES, Benchmarking, Project Plan
Original Model, Weight, Concepts, Risk, System Level Design
Constraints, Benchmarking, Adjustability, Analysis, Detailed Design
CAD, Part Drawings, BOM, Manufacturing Plans, Test Plan and Results
Poster, Final Presentation, Final Paper, Future Work and Challenges
Videos from the Project
Photos from the Project
- Keith Burhans for generously allowing us to use his marine equipment and knowledge during the senior design project.
- Richard Ramos for lending us much of his knowledge, input, and serving as our primary customer.
- Aspen Seating personal for being very generous with their knowledge on the Custom Seat and services.
- Professor Hanzlik and Professor Leipold for providing us with guidance through MSD I & II.
- David Hathaway and Robert Kraynik for consulting and assisting the team during the manufacturing phase of the system.
- Mr Mark Smith and the Mechanical Engineering Department for providing us with funding and giving us a cause to fight for.
- Supplementary financial support provided for this project through National Science Foundation Award No. BES-052735.