P16006: Tub Lift 2


Project Summary Project Information

Theresa Loce, a wheelchair user relies on a hydraulic power bath lift to assist her with entering and exiting her bath tub. Theresa has suffered from polio in the past and is gradually losing movement in her extremities as a result. The water-powered lift that she currently utilizes has been requiring frequent repairs due to its age (parts are becoming scarce, expensive and possibly unreliable). Development of a new, affordable and easy-to-use lift mechanism for her bath tub is desired. The final mechanism must be able to both lower, lift and rotate Theresa into and out of her tub in a timely manner, while taking into consideration the strict spatial constraints of her bathroom. An ergonomic and safe design is preferred.

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Tub Lift rev. 1

Tub Lift rev. 1

 Sponsor: MSD/USEED

Sponsor: MSD/USEED

Project Name
Tub Lift rev. 2
Project Number
Project Family
project family (if relevant)
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Art North, 585-734-3554, ajnddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Theresa Loce
Sponsor (financial support)

Team Members

From left to right: Alex Branch, Dominique Hall, Alex Krall, Jacob Swearingen

From left to right: Alex Branch, Dominique Hall, Alex Krall, Jacob Swearingen

Member Role Contact
Alexander Krall Industrial & Systems Engineer alk2345@rit.edu
Alex Branch Mechanical/Electrical Engineer acb2419@rit.edu
Jake Swearingen Mechanical Engineer jds5619@rit.edu
Dominique Hall Mechanical Engineer dmh7609@rit.edu
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Project Management

Project Photos and Videos

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Planning & Execution

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystem Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation