P19014: Portable Upright Walker
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Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that affects one percent of people over the age of 60. It often combines with other age related issues such as scoliosis. Current walker designs do not account for the proper posture support necessary for the treatment of these diseases. Our design seeks to provide adjustability, collapsibility, and comfort while also seeking to release the design for distribution.

The goals of this project are to improve off of the current prototype by designing a low-cost add-on device to improve posture and gait over time, and to construct modification kits which can be marketed to companies and ultimately manufactured. The design and product need to be compliant with intellectual property laws, low cost, easy to operate, and be easy to store.

Project Name
Portable Walker with Armrests
Project Number
P19014
Project Family
P--014
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
Russell Phelps
Primary Customer
Dan Phillips
Sponsor (financial support)

Team Members

 Team P19014 from left to right: Alison Kahn, Rachel Taylor, Ryan Guidi, Rob Nash

Team P19014 from left to right: Alison Kahn, Rachel Taylor, Ryan Guidi, Rob Nash

Member Role Contact
Alison Kahn Director of Communication ark2076@rit.edu
Rachel Taylor Lead Engineer rxt8620@rit.edu
Robert Nash Project Manager rfn2354@rit.edu
Ryan Guidi Team Lead rxg1422@rit.edu

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Acknowledgements

This project would not be possible without the input from Bob and Helen Edelman as well as our great guide Russel Phelps. Special thanks to Art North and our main customer Dan Phillips.