Date

6-2013

Degree Name

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Sarah Harding

Abstract

Sean is a young boy living with ataxic cerebral palsy. Ataxic cerebral

palsy affects Sean’s balance and coordination, so he uses a walker to

increase his mobility. Sean would like to play Special Olympics Floor

Hockey but his walker prevents him from participating. The goal of this

Senior project was to develop a device to be attached to his previous

walker to allow Sean to play floor hockey in the least restrictive

environment possible. The Adaptive Floor Hockey Device is the product

we designed to satisfy this need.

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