Document Type

Other

Publication Date

4-28-2010

Keywords

atrc, assistive, technology, resource, center, mqp, wheelchair, push, mobility

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design and prototype a cost-effective, powered, manual wheelchair-pusher that is easy to use, transportable, and satisfies the requirements of institutional and personal use. The device locks around a crossbar underneath the wheelchair and uses a battery-powered motor with a drive wheel and a manually controlled front wheel to steer. Testing confirmed the functionality of the pusher; further improvements to the device are recommended so that it may be used by an institution or individual.

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