Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Abstract

The motivation for this project was to design and build a human powered vehicle for the main purpose of recreation. The target clients for the project are adult victims of stroke who now suffer from hemiparesis. After researching the current market and resources for recreation, the team developed four preliminary concepts, used a morph chart to select the best features from each, and designed a final prototype. The prototype was built using the frame from a Mobo Trike and incorporating modifications such that the tricycle is operated with the right side of the body exclusively. The final prototype meets all functional requirements outlined at the start of the project.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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