Custom Reverse Walker
Our user is a woman with bilateral above-knee amputations, a club hand, and a floating hip who is looking for a walker
that accomodates her unique physique and can be modified to fit her body as she loses weight and gains taller prosthetic legs.
Lean-on-Me is a reverse walker consisting of two custom-built armrests, an adjustable seat and walker frame,
and buckle straps to stabilize the user's prosthetics so she can use it to exercise without fear of falling.
Led a team of 4 to meet deadlines through RAM/Gantt charts and documented action
items in meeting minutes
Designed the strap mechanism of the walker to secure the user and increase the safety of the device
Machined the telescoping frame of the walker and its sliding base using mill and lathe
Delivered the final prototype and report to our client
Design Award from Northwestern's Segal Design Institute for creating the best prototype and design for this client
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