P07005 - Arc of Monroe County Pool Lift Chair: HOME


Rochester Institute of Technology Senior Design Project

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The P07005 Chair

TEAM MEMBERS:

 

Team Member

Discipline

Role

Elizabeth DeBartolo

ME

Guide

Matthew Marshall

ISE

Guide

Alecia Eppelsheimer

ME

Materials

Jeffrey Klaus

ME

Stress Analysis

David Alas

ME

Systems Integration

Brian Walsh

ME

Mechanisms

Myung Sub Choi

ISE

Ergonomics

Michael Webb

ISE

Project Manager

From Left to Right: Myung (Bottom Left), Mike (Top Left), Brian, Dave, Jeff (Top Right), and Alecia (the only girl in our team) 

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

This project began as the ARC Pool Lift, which was designed to assist the physically disabled in entering and exiting the pool.  Currently, the team is focusing on improving the chair design so that it is more accessible to a wider range of individuals. 

Objectives/Scope:

1.       Design the mechanism to allow the chair to recline from fully vertical to fully horizontal (160o).

2.       Design a waterproof base to allow the current pool lift system to be installed safely.

3.       Design a chair with versatility to accommodate a wide range of users.

4.       The chair must be designed so that connection to the current pool lift system is possible.