Mechanically Patient Operated Wheelchair – Rehabilitation Device
Name: Marlayna Montenegro
Co-Team Lead, Purchasing Manager
Name: Nicholas Talebi
Co-Team Lead, Document Manager
Name: Michael Chavez
Initial Project Information
Project ID# 0173
Field of Interest
This project consists of designing a mechanically patient operated wheelchair with rehabilitation capabilities to stroke patients in third-world countries. The project consists of optimizing the original MPOWRD wheelchair making it more robust, durable, transportable, and adjustable for different stroke patients. This wheelchair helps provide physical therapy for stroke patients and method for transportation through mechanical levers attached to the sides of the wheelchair where the wheels are located.
Maximum Number of Students
A required GPA of 3.0 or above is required to join this project, and experience with Solidworks is needed, which is equivalent to EngrMAE 52.
The original MPOWRD wheelchair was shipped to Malawi and where testing was done with stroke patients. The wheelchair was left there for the patients to use.
If you have any questions, you can email either team leads: Nicholas Talebi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marlayna Montenegro (email@example.com).