|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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|Angelica Hambrecht||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maxine Laroche||Industrial & Systems Engineeremail@example.com|
|Justin Kibler||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nathaniel Watts||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Kurtis Unruh-Kracke||Industrial Designfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tatiana Ferrucio Ferreira||Industrial Designemail@example.com|
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AcknowledgementsThe All-Terrain Walker Team would like to thank the following people and organizations for their guidance and contributions:
- Tatiana Ferrucio Ferreira, Kurtis Unruh-Kracke and others from the RIT Industrial Design department
- Katherine Johnson and others from the RIT Business department
- Al Sigl Community of Agencies
- Charlie Tabb
- Adam Podolec
- Austin Zhercher
- Yolegmma Marquez
- Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Tobi Berrett
- Kerrie Gieson