Wheelin' and Dealin'

Mechanical Wheelchair for Pediatric Arthrogryposis Patient


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Membership level
2013-2014 Team
Team Name
Wheelin' and Dealin'
Project Title
Mechanical Wheelchair for Pediatric Arthrogryposis Patient
Design Challenge
Design and develop a mechanical wheelchair that can be operated without fine motor skills, wrist movement, and flexion muscles.
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Design Summary
After prototyping multiple solutions utilizing bike parts, we decided to purchase and modify a set of wheels called Wijit wheels. Finishing our project will involve finalizing the design of our wheelchair during a final safety review and creating documentation so that the wheelchair can be repaired by any OEDK user.
Shriner's Hospital for Children
  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Matthew Wettergreen
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Maria Oden
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • BIOE
Award(s) and Recognition
2014 Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition: Best Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Award

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Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK

Email: oedk@rice.edu

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