Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen
Many disabled people struggle to traverse outdoor terrain without specialized equipment. To tackle the outdoors, users have to spend money, time, and sacrifice usability by using bulky assistive devices. This project was carried out by a group of four WPI students to design and construct an assistive device for a fellow student who is paralyzed from the waist down. After initial brainstorming and research, the choice was made to create a multi-terrain wheelchair. Using organizational, financial, manufacturing and design methods, the group was able to design and construct a prototype consisting of separate subsystems. This wheelchair design and prototype aims to not only assist disabled persons, but also serve as a basis for future projects to improve upon and help solve the issue.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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