In the fall of 2018, I worked on a team of 22 students to design and create a product for our Mechanical Engineering capstone class. We took our concept through every step of the ideation process, from sketch modeling and technical specifications to user testing and investigating customer needs. Our polished prototype was demonstrated to thousands of people at the end of 2018.
We created Zip, an assistive walking device that combines crutches and a knee scooter, to give people with lower leg injuries more independence. Zip allows users to traverse uneven surfaces like stairs in crutch mode, as well as travel long distances comfortably in knee scooter mode.
Check out our final presentation here.