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Many people around the world struggle with mobility. One of the biggest obstacles for 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.
Worden, Justin, "Seat Jack" (2015). Mechanical Engineering and Technology Senior Projects. 25.
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Central Washington University
Standing aid, Lift, Mechanical Engineering