Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Joseph Mello


Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES), a nonprofit organization in Mammoth, California has a need for a device for someone with a unilateral disability to be able to paddle in a tandem kayak. Courtney Sheffield, Derek Brangham, and Geoff Ledbetter worked with Kinesiology students Kevin Bezerra and Jaime Santana, sponsor contact Maggie Palchak, and lab advisor Dr. Mello to design, build and test such a device. The following report describes the detailed final design along with background information and project requirements.