Team Members

Shnyley Belice, Michael Evanoff, Ryan Gonzalez, Samuel Sorensen, Uyen Vu, Nathan Wendling, Colton Woods


This design consists of five different components: the frame, the hoist mechanism, The suspension system, the safety system, a tension force sensor. What makes this design unique is that it is organized in a simple manner that makes assembly time quick and easy to manufacture. The base of the frame is made up of caster wheels and stoppers so the device may be easily moved, with a handle, and fixed into place. A box that contains the main functional components organized in a compact way so that it does not take up too much space is attached to the frame. The box is also to prevent any injuries from occurring by having the running motor exposed. The design operates with a real time dynamic system thanks to the tension force sensor that communicates with the hoist mechanism and adjusts the offset weight accordingly. The device functions such that a spool dispenses rope as needed. The rope attached to the spool is fed through a snatch block that is attached at the end of the horizontal bar. The rope then hangs down where a harness can be attached. A trainer will push the whole frame to the user in their wheelchair and hook them into the harness. Once attached, the motor will be activated and lift the user out of their seat. The trainer will push the frame until the user is suspended over the elliptical. The suspension system will then maintain the offset weight while the user is exercising.

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