Title: Disabled Patient Positioning System
Hani Bou Reslan - Communicator Snoop aka. “Tom Pearce” - BSAC
Joel Rotroff - Weblord Ben Moga - Leader
Client: Professor Frank Fronczak
Dates: 3/31 – 4/6
A platform device is desired that enables wheelchair users access to health care
procedures. The device should have two-degrees of freedom (rotation of 360 degrees, and
vertical translation from 3”-9” above the floor). This device should be motorized,
transportable, easy to use, and safe.
Restatement of Team Goals:
We, as a team, are dedicated to completing the DPPS insofar as our funding allows. We
are concentrating on the transportation and mounting system of the DPPS. The
competition is fierce; however, we remain unwavering in our attempt to accommodate
the wheelchair bound for health care procedures.
Snoop = Construction + Design
Joel = Market Research + Rotational Motor + Financing
Hani = Stress Analysis + Construction
Ben = Getting a Patent + Design + Construction
Summary of Accomplishments:
We finished the wheel assembly section on the transport design, only the attachment of
the assembly remains. The long hinge section that allows the wheelchair to roll onto the
platform but doubles as a 2” safety rail is attached. Joel has set-up a meeting with a
University Hospital representative for market possibilities.
Statement of Team Goals:
The transport assembly will be attached while the ramp and miscellaneous pieces will be
ordered out by next Tuesday. Moga is leaving for 10 days starting April 14 but in that
time the ramp will be attached and a housing assembly for the hydraulics/battery will be
constructed as well.
Date Goals Activities
12 February Schoof’s Competition Do our best, get slammed,
learn a lot
5 March Mid-semester Presentation
12 March Report / Lab Books due Oh Yeah!!!
30 April Poster / Final Prototype due No problemo
5 May Written report Do really good
Hani, always Hani touching stuff he’s not supposed to and talking without permission.
Team = 1
Hani = 1.5
Snoop = 1
Joel = 2.5
Ben = 6
Hani = 73
Snoop = 108
Joel = 69
Moga = 139