Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

Mobility limitations in some individuals with clinical conditions have created the need for a wheelchair which can be operated by a single arm. Therefore, we have developed a design which utilizes: (1) a lever arm to engage dual unidirectional cams to drive propulsion, (2) a toggle stick cable system to initiate, and (3) a rotary brake system to achieve braking. This design minimizes the required dexterity and improves the comfort of operation when compared to currently available systems.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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