Title

Seat Jack

Presenter Information

Justin Worden

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Portable, Aid, Rigidity

Abstract

Many people around the world struggle with mobility. One of the biggest obstacles for those who may struggle in this area is the simple task of moving from a sitting position to their feet. For some, this is the only thing that keeps them from walking around. Creating a portable device to help move a person from their chair to their feet would extremely aid the efforts of completing this simple task at any given moment. This report provides a proposed solution for this simple reoccurring task that countless people painfully struggle with every day. In order to make this device portable, two main parameters were of concern, size and weight. Tests on the device’s range of motion, support/rigidity, propulsion capacity, and difficulty of use are discussed. Assessment of the test results will provide evidence backing the proposed design of a device that will lower the difficulty of this task. This portable device will become a benchmark for alternative designs that will further improve possible aid to the user in need.

Poster Number

32

Faculty Mentor(s)

Roger Beardsley

Department/Program

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

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May 21st, 2:30 PM May 21st, 5:00 PM

Seat Jack

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Many people around the world struggle with mobility. One of the biggest obstacles for those who may struggle in this area is the simple task of moving from a sitting position to their feet. For some, this is the only thing that keeps them from walking around. Creating a portable device to help move a person from their chair to their feet would extremely aid the efforts of completing this simple task at any given moment. This report provides a proposed solution for this simple reoccurring task that countless people painfully struggle with every day. In order to make this device portable, two main parameters were of concern, size and weight. Tests on the device’s range of motion, support/rigidity, propulsion capacity, and difficulty of use are discussed. Assessment of the test results will provide evidence backing the proposed design of a device that will lower the difficulty of this task. This portable device will become a benchmark for alternative designs that will further improve possible aid to the user in need.