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Problem Statement

A gear chair is a wheelchair that would give the user the ability to choose between different gear ratios. This could allow someone to go up steep inclines more easily or achieve higher speeds than on a traditional wheelchair. There are currently companies utilizing similar technology, including Magic Wheels and Renegade Wheelchairs.

The goals of this project are to use geared hub technology to improve on the traditional manual wheelchair by providing improved speed & agility, and allowing for easier travel over diverse terrain. The expected end result is a functional prototype which could be reliably manufactured. The resulting design and prototype need to be easily maintained and not lose any functionality when compared to a traditional wheelchair.

Our Values & Norms

Values:

  • Timeliness
  • Communication
  • Accountability

Norms:

  • Show up to meetings within 5 minutes of start time.
  • If you are going to be more than 5 minutes late send a message to the group to let them know.
  • Complete the work you say you will on time.
Model of Assembly

Model of Assembly

Project Name
GearChair
Project Number
P17010
Project Family
n/a
Start Term
2161
End Term
2165
Faculty Guide
Dan Phillips, dbpeee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Matthew Boyle, mkb8293@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Matthew Boyle, mkb8293@rit.edu

Team Members

From Left to Right: Justin, Ryan, Alexa, Collin, Curran

From Left to Right: Justin, Ryan, Alexa, Collin, Curran

Member Role Contact
Alexa Hurlbert Project Manager abh3073@rit.edu
Justin McKee Purchasing jtm3050@rit.edu
Ryan Hoyt Team Engineer rch1950@rit.edu
Curran Tobin Lead Engineer cwt3320@rit.edu
Collin Inglut Facilitator cti7814@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems 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

Work Breakdown Structure

MSD I Presentations Project Definition Analysis Testing Design Documents Project Management Academic

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Project Readiness Package

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Use Scenarios

Benchmarking

House of Quality

System Decomposition

Width Feasibility Analysis

Cable Elongation Feasibility Analysis

Axle Shear Feasibility Analysis

Test Instructions

Test Matrix

Bill of Materials

Drawings

CAD Files

Work Instructions

Operator's Manual

Project Plan

Risk

Problem Tracking

Budget

Tech Paper

Poster

Customer Review

Acknowledgements