College

College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-07 11:30:29

Major

Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics - Cooperative Education

Honors Course

Biomedical Engineering Design

Number of Credits

4

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

Develop a lower extremity device that provides assistance, support, and gait correction for children with cerebral palsy who display crouch gait as a symptom. The device will be designed for children ages 7-12. The device will be adjustable to accommodate varying levels of gait irregularity, weakness and human growth. The device would assist walking and stair climbing by providing bilateral support at hips, knees and ankle joints. The device will be designed for ease of donning and doffing. Battery, drive and control electronics will be designed to reside in a minimalistic backpack (outside the scope of this project).

Research Sponsor

Dr. Noble

First Reader

Dr. Alhalawani

Second Reader

Dr. Willits

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Willits

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