Standing Paraplegic Omni-directional Transport (SPOT)
Our client is an orthopedic surgeon who has been without work ever since an accident left him paralyzed (T12 paraplegia). In order to return to orthopedic surgery he will need to be able to perform surgeries in a standing postion, as well as be able to move about the operating room. Our goal is to create a device which will allow him to meet those requirements.
Our design is a motorized base with four wheels and a stability mechanism to hold our client in the standing position. It utilizes mecanum wheels, which allow for movement in any direction as opposed to traditional wheels which allow for only forward and backward movement. We believe that this design will allow our client to be safely and comfortably held in a standing position and also move him quickly and precisely throughout surgery.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
- Bret Olson - Co-Team Leader
- James Madsen - Co-Team Leader
- Michael Konrath - Communicator
- Justin Cacciatore - BSAC
- Blake Marzella - BWIG
Advisor and Client
- Amit Nimunkar - Advisor
- Amit Nimunkar - Client