In the fall of 2018, I took a class in the Mechanical Engineering department entitled The Product Engineering Process. This capstone product design class takes teams of 22 people through the process of creating a new product, from sketch modeling and technical specifications to user testing and investigating consumer needs. Our polished prototype was completed and presented to hundreds of people at the end of 2018.
My team's product was Zip. It is 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.