Presentation Title

Patient Ambulation Walker

Faculty Mentor

Nina Robson, Peter Cempellin

Start Date

18-11-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 100

Session

Poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

engineering_computer_science

Abstract

Patient Ambulation Walker

Author: Jose Cerda, California State University, Fullerton; Jonathan Tum, California State University, Fullerton; Rogelio Monarrez, California State University, Fullerton; Vincent Nguyen, California State University Fullerton

Mentor(s): Nina Robson, Senior Design Professor, California State University, Fullerton; Peter Cempellin, President and CEO, IV League Medical

Our team will design and develop a mechanical ambulation walker that is compact and sturdy, which will support important patient dependent devices that normal walkers cannot. Traditional ambulation methods require multiple clinicians to assist a single patient to walk within the care unit because of the patients’ reliance on tethered devices, making it impractical. Lack of ambulation can lead to various medical complications and extend the rehabilitation of the patient. Ambulation can improve functional mobility, muscle strength and reduced duration of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) treatment. System level requirements for the design were gathered through a survey of medical clinicians. Based on the data gathered, our team will design an effective device for early, frequent, and safe patient ambulation. This device will assist ICU patients in their recovery and will help reduce the number of clinicians involved. In November 2017, our team presentation will document the design requirements, concept designs, results of the experiments, as well as a concept selection for our proposed project. The design solution will be presented with animation and computer-generated simulations to show the performance, before proof of concept through fabrication and testing phase.

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Patient Ambulation Walker

BSC-Ursa Minor 100

Patient Ambulation Walker

Author: Jose Cerda, California State University, Fullerton; Jonathan Tum, California State University, Fullerton; Rogelio Monarrez, California State University, Fullerton; Vincent Nguyen, California State University Fullerton

Mentor(s): Nina Robson, Senior Design Professor, California State University, Fullerton; Peter Cempellin, President and CEO, IV League Medical

Our team will design and develop a mechanical ambulation walker that is compact and sturdy, which will support important patient dependent devices that normal walkers cannot. Traditional ambulation methods require multiple clinicians to assist a single patient to walk within the care unit because of the patients’ reliance on tethered devices, making it impractical. Lack of ambulation can lead to various medical complications and extend the rehabilitation of the patient. Ambulation can improve functional mobility, muscle strength and reduced duration of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) treatment. System level requirements for the design were gathered through a survey of medical clinicians. Based on the data gathered, our team will design an effective device for early, frequent, and safe patient ambulation. This device will assist ICU patients in their recovery and will help reduce the number of clinicians involved. In November 2017, our team presentation will document the design requirements, concept designs, results of the experiments, as well as a concept selection for our proposed project. The design solution will be presented with animation and computer-generated simulations to show the performance, before proof of concept through fabrication and testing phase.