Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Faculty Advisor

Peura, Robert A.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design, construct, and test a prototype treadmill that is suitable for users of advanced age. An existing treadmill was selected for modification, and the final design involved a modified walking surface, an adjustable hand rail system, a harness system, and a new user interface. The prototype was constructed and a series of tests and analyses were run to ensure functionality and suitablility for an elderly user.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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