Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Research Sponsor

Brett Followay

First Reader

Mary Verstraete

Second Reader

Jim Keszenheimer


Working with Adaptive Sports Ohio we set out to help individuals with handicaps the ability to play and compete in sports and other athletic activities. Our goal was to create a device that will lift a track wheel chair off the ground so that the athlete in the chair is able to practice without movement. Our design had to be economical, stable, transportable, and allow rotation of the rear tires without causing translational movement of the chair. To accomplish this our group modified a screw jack for a car to support the rear axle of the track wheelchair. We then began the process of testing our design prototype and presented the device to our client.