|Project Summary||Project Information|
Motorized pediatric standers provide upright mobility opportunities for young people with certain types of disabilities. This device will allow the user to move and interact in a way that is more natural than a standard wheelchair, while also allowing the user to bear weight on their legs; a critical part of current physical therapy practices. This device currently exists but lacks key features such as remote control with an override feature for the physical therapist, smooth start and stop of motors, and accessible documentation for properly building and using the device safely. The motorized stander also lacks steering precision and its components are tightly packaged, making maintenance difficult.
The goals of this project are to improve ergonomics of the device, implement a remote control system and override, create features for smooth start and stop, provide freely accessible documentation, and ensure that the device has the ability to move appropriately. As a team, we will also explore modifications that will allow the device to be manufactured at a lower cost, with the possibility of using more off the shelf parts. The final design must be accessible to the user and family, as well as easily manufacturable, ultimately resulting in a repeatable and effective mobility solution for young people with disabilities.
|Sarah Hill||ISE, Co-Team Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jonathon Greene||ME, Co-Team Leademail@example.com|
|Peter Sevich||CE, Web Publishing Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Candice Matthews||ME, Tiger Kit Leademail@example.com|
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|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Thank you to
- Dr. Steven Day and Linda Brown for providing encouragement, knowledge, and giving us the opportunity to see the importance of this project first-hand
- Professor Hanzlik for providing us with overall support and cleverly worded guidance