Project Title



Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-10 18:48:07


Biomedical Engineering - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


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.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Keszenheimer

First Reader

Dr. Alhalawani

Second Reader

Dr. Willits

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Willits



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