Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Pierson, Stephen W.


The goal of our project was to develop a resource package to help facilitate improvements in the ThaiWheel organization. The package included information for future opportunities and a program to calculate total wheelchair costs when making or buying parts. Methods included focus groups, obtaining government and manufacturing contacts, and writing an Economic Analysis and Total Cost program. Recommendations included future donation strategies, using the program to improve cost efficiency, and to make the large initial investment on the domestically supplied brakes determined in the scenario.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department