Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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