Date of Award

5-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Spencer Wendel

Second Advisor

Dean Adams

Abstract

This capstone project addresses the design and implementation of a device that measures arm position and speed. The device is intended for use in conducting further research on the motion of limbs affected by cerebral palsy, and in the prototypic development of a device that could help control such motion, thereby allowing a user to accomplish daily tasks. This project includes the design of an appropriate experiment and testing apparatus to explore possible solution prototypes, along with suggested methods to perform analysis of the experiment results. This is considered to be the fundamental research necessary to better understand the scope and requirements that a prototype design would need. The results of this experimental research will provide recommendations for moving forward in the development of an Arm Stabilizer device.

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