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Semi-Quadriplegic Project

Team BMP: Patrick Minjeur, Mark Fazi, Ben Wansten

This team designed and built a device for an individual who is semi-quadriplegic.  The client has no lower body movement and used a wheel chair.  He has no movement in his fingers and the fingers are closed shut as in a fist.  His request was for a device to help him build up upper body strength.  The team custom designed a device so that the client can drive his wheel chair in position, lock down the wheels and perform his upper body exercises while sitting in the wheel chair. Exercise involves pressing down on two arms of the machine.  This pressing motion is resisted by a pneumatic cylinder and the client would be working against the resistive force of the cylinder.  The number, type, as well as the attachments of the cylinder can be altered to increase or decrease the resistance of the machine so that the client can adjust the load as needed.

Working on project for semi-quadriplegic

Working on project for semi-quadriplegic

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