Brett Vance, Camilo Valles, Carsten Bing, Chris Dume, Joshua Kickhoefer, Michael Toth, Mina Kim, and Roshon Condell
Our design is named after the Norwegian word for “the support.” A shoulder mounted harness system allows the user to be comfortable and unrestricted, as he or she is transported to the locking boots for rehabilitation. Two motors are used in tandem: one powers a lead screw which moves the user horizontally over the elliptical, and the second is equipped with a transmission system for precise and powerful movements. The vertical control system includes a tension sensor and PID controller which will achieve a smooth exercise experience. The system’s frame is welded along the top and bottom joints, giving it the strength its name implies. Detachable side supports make it transportable. Ergonomic handrails and an adaptable user interface allow for a smooth experience for any user, with or without the help of an operator. All the previously described systems have safety and controllability as a primary concern. The ease of use and comfort allows the user to focus on rehabilitation.