Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C

Abstract

This project continued previous work modifying a treadmill to better fit the needs of elderly users. The project modified four aspects of a stock treadmill. The first modification was the addition of a handrail system for increased safety. The second was a speed reduction mechanism to allow for finer control. The third was a user interface tailored to the difficulties that present with aging. The fourth was a new walking surface to absorb more impact than the original surface.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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