Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Sean is an individual with Cerebral Palsy, a disability that affects one's balance, muscle tone, muscular coordination, posture and control. Sean utilizes a walker to aid in maintaining his balance and muscular coordination when ambulating. This enables him to walk independently and leads to improved muscle strength and coordination. When walking, Sean places both hands on the walker to maintain balance and thus the ability to walk and carry items at the same time is compromised. Sean would like to be able to transport items while in use of his walker. The goals of this senior project design are to develop a device to be attached to his current walker that will allow Sean to transport items and be of minimal interference. The Walker Tray Device is the product designed to satisfy this need and the following report details the process of this design development.