Walker RedesignBy Holubiak, Tanya; Landreth, Jordan; Barclay, Plummer, Teresa; Sam; King, Paul H.; NSF 2008 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 296-297
Publication Date: 2011
Description of a standard walker that was redesigned to enable users to ascend and descend stairs safely. Designed by biomedical engineering students at Vanderbilt University, the prototype, a modified standard walker from Ed Medical, features an adjustable parallel column for the back legs that enables them to be extended. To keep the legs in place during normal or stair mode, the device utilizes a hook-locking system with a hand brake lever to attach and detach the detents. Industrial springs are used to power the extension of the legs when released. Project cost was about 200 in parts, including the standard walker.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2008/Chapter%2015,%20Vanderbilt%20University.pdf
ISBN: ISBN 1-931280-15-0