Title

Motorized Wheelchair Leg Rest

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

The objective of this project is to design a proof of concept mechanism that will allow a wheel chair user to elevate their leg using a motor controlled leg rest. All modifications to the wheelchair and leg rest must be reversible. The mechanism must be universally compatible with all standard wheelchairs. Safety is a key factor for this project; all pinch points must be completely veiled in order to prevent any injury. Motion of the leg rests must be restricted in order to prevent discomfort. This gives the user the autonomy they strive for or once had.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

27-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

27-4-2013 3:30 PM

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Motorized Wheelchair Leg Rest

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The objective of this project is to design a proof of concept mechanism that will allow a wheel chair user to elevate their leg using a motor controlled leg rest. All modifications to the wheelchair and leg rest must be reversible. The mechanism must be universally compatible with all standard wheelchairs. Safety is a key factor for this project; all pinch points must be completely veiled in order to prevent any injury. Motion of the leg rests must be restricted in order to prevent discomfort. This gives the user the autonomy they strive for or once had.