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dc.contributor.advisorDaniel D. Frey.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWalton, John Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-30T17:03:43Z
dc.date.available2012-01-30T17:03:43Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68927
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 46).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis outlines the process of designing a frame for the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) Prime, an all-terrain levered powered wheelchair designed to improve the mobility of disabled individuals. This design allows for a system of two hand lever propulsion, turning, and braking that uses different hand grasp and gross movement patterns than those of a conventional wheelchair making it more efficient for a variety of functional mobility applications. The LFC Prime uses the fundamental design elements of the existing LFC design that has been developed for applications in third world countries. With the goal of manufacturing this product in the United States, a greater array of design possibilities become feasible due to the availability of higher performance materials and bicycle parts that would greatly enhance its performance. Therefore the LFC Prime wheelchair has the opportunity to make an impact in improving the mobility independence of a variety of disabled individuals in the US and other developed countries allowing them to adventure into all-terrain environments.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby John Michael Walton.en_US
dc.format.extent46 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleThe design of a frame for an all terrain, lever propelled wheelchairen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc773711847en_US


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