P16012: All-Terrain Walker


Project Summary Project Information

An All-Terrain Walker assists a disabled or elderly person navigate soft or changing ground conditions and travel over obstacles that are found on a hiking trail. This device eliminates the need for someone else to push or carry the client over rough terrain, thus making them more independent of others. Walkers have been around since the '70s, but none of them can traverse a hiking trail and changing ground conditions.

The goals of this project are to design a walker to be capable of maneuvering moderate to difficult terrain. The expected end results are a working prototype, that is safe, durable, light weight and easy to store and transport. In addition, the walker should have some type of braking system and interchanging wheels. The resulting design and prototype need to cost similar to already existing all-terrain walkers and maintain the user's independence.

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Project Name
All-Terrain Walker
Project Number
Project Family
Biomedical Systems and Technologies Track
Start Term
2151 (Fall 2015)
End Term
2155 (Spring 2016)
Faculty Guide
Charlie Tabb, ctabb@rochester.rr.com
Primary Customers
Adam Podolec, afp6879@rit.edu
Yolegmma Marquez, yim7580@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Al Sigl Community of Agencies
The Albert J. Simone Center for Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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Team Members

From left to right: Maxine Laroche, Angelica Hambrecht, Justin Kibler, and Nate Watts

From left to right: Maxine Laroche, Angelica Hambrecht, Justin Kibler, and Nate Watts

Member Major Contact
Angelica Hambrecht Mechanical Engineer amh2970@rit.edu
Maxine Laroche Industrial & Systems Engineer mxl2355@rit.edu
Justin Kibler Mechanical Engineer jrk4402@rit.edu
Nathaniel Watts Mechanical Engineer njw4295@rit.edu
Kurtis Unruh-Kracke Industrial Design kwu9144@rit.edu
Tatiana Ferrucio Ferreira Industrial Design txf1725@rit.edu

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Table of Contents

Planning & Execution Other Resources
Project Resources
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


The All-Terrain Walker Team would like to thank the following people and organizations for their guidance and contributions: