Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)
Date of Last Revision
Biomedical Engineering - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
We are working with a non-profit organization in Ukraine that provides wheelchairs/strollers to families of disables children who cannot afford them. Their current preferred solution is a baby stroller. The organization asked us to create a wheelchair that is cost efficient, light and collapsible to be used for children ages up to thirteen years old. We will be creating an alpha prototype wheelchair by modifying a basic wheelchair that we purchased. This modifications include adding a headrest that is adjustable and provides a sufficient support for children within the age group given to us and diverse levels of disabilities. We will also be adding a four point seatbelt and another leg and foot seatbelt for safety. Other modifications will include a side support that will be easily collapsible with the wheelchair and methods or transport of the wheelchair once its collapsed such as a handle and backpack. Post this we will create solidworks of every part and assembly of all parts of the wheelhcar followed by the beta design.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Rakovska, Sofiya; McCulloch, Hannah; Garasimchuk, Andrey; and Alsaihati, Ahmad, "All-Wheel-Ukraine" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1080.