P15045: Motorized Pediatric Stander - Phase 3
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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.

Project Name
Motorized Pediatric Stander
Project Number
P15045
Project Family
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
2141
End Term
2145
MSD Guide
Edward Hanzlik
Primary Customer
Linda Brown, PT
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT OVPR and RIT KGCOE
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Team Members

Clockwise from bottom: Sarah, Jon, George, Chris, Peter, Candice, Courtney

Clockwise from bottom: Sarah, Jon, George, Chris, Peter, Candice, Courtney

Member Role Email
Sarah Hill ISE, Co-Team Lead sgh6147@rit.edu
Jonathon Greene ME, Co-Team Lead jdg8925@rit.edu
George Day CE ged9027@rit.edu
Chris Wendel EE caw5682@rit.edu
Peter Sevich CE, Web Publishing Lead pas2363@rit.edu
Candice Matthews ME, Tiger Kit Lead cam5461@rit.edu
Courtney Getman EE cpg1465@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Phase 2 Update

Phase 3 Update

Phase 4 Update

Phase 5 Update

Problem Definition - Presentation

Systems Design - Presentation

Detailed Design (Week 9)

Detailed Design (Week 12)

Final Design

Build, Test, Document

Publications & Presentations

Middle Man Tasks (private)

Acknowledgements

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Planning & Execution | Problem Definition | Systems Design | Detailed Design | Detailed Design (Week 12) | Final Design | Build, Test, Document | Publications & Presentations | Photo Gallery