P17046: The Overcomer - Lower Extremity


Project Summary Project Information


Physical disabilities prevent people of all ages and backgrounds from having the opportunity to be involved in many physical activities. Being physically active can help young children develop strong interpersonal and interaction skills as well as allow all ages to improve stamina and muscle strength while promoting general feelings of well-being.
In order to provide a solution Joe Kabes, founder of Inclusivity Incorporated, has developed and tested an initial prototype of the The Overcomer: Lower Extremity (OLE). The OLE is an assistive technology to allow children or adults who are confined to wheelchairs and walkers to participate in typical recreational activities such as soccer, hockey, golf and several more.
The goal of this project and partnership with RIT is to continue improving the current design as well as move the project from prototype to manufacturing. In addition, there is a parallel project to develop The Overcomer: Upper Extremity to increase the functionality of the device.
Project Name
The Overcomer: Lower Extremity
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Faculty Guide
Gerry Garavuso: gxgddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Joe Kabes: JKabes@inclusivity-fitness.com

Team Members

From left to right: Jason Constant, Chris Fenn, Mandala Murphy, Josh Closson, Zack Maher

From left to right: Jason Constant, Chris Fenn, Mandala Murphy, Josh Closson, Zack Maher

Member Role Contact
Christopher Fenn Project Manager crf5847@rit.edu
Josh Closson Mechanical Engineer jsc5606@rit.edu
Jason Constant Mechanical Engineer jac3004@rit.edu
Mandala Murphy Mechanical Engineer mkm8573@rit.edu
Zack Maher Mechanical Engineer zjm9137@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

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


We would like to thank Joe Kabes, president of Inclusivity Incorporated, for all of his hard work in bringing about The Overcomer project as well as his continued commitment and support.

Please note all images, videos, audio and logos are borrowed with permission from Inclusivity Incorporated and may not be copied or duplicated in any form and for any purpose without the express written permission of a senior representative of Inclusivity Incorporated.