Modern Functional Reach Test Kit
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College of Engineering
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Biomedical Engineering Department
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BS in Biomedical Engineering
The Functional Reach Test (FRT) is a measure of flexibility, often used in physical and occupational therapy to measure mobility. Currently, the FRT is conducted in a specific location, usually the rehabilitation center, and is highly dependent on the operator. Part of this is in order to ensure the test is performed properly by approval of an expert, but also to ensure safety for patients with limited motion. We created a universal portable Reach Test Kit that will ensure consistency with measurements while maintaining patient privacy and safety.
We focused on stability and mobility for our design. This is because the reach test kit must be able to be moved close to the patient to conduct the test and the device should not harm the patient if it falls.