Designing an attachable accessory Table for Wheelchairs

Sam Coleman, Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Abstract

As more Americans become wheelchair dependent, they are hesitant to lean forward to perform daily activities such as reading or eating. If a table is created to be attached to the wheelchair, then people who are wheelchair bound will be able to perform activities such as reading and eating without having to lean forward because the table will always be there for them. Methods: Results will be collected via a survey which will be given to anybody who test the table. This chart has the categories of: usefulness based on size, if the table can be stored be side the wheelchair, how easily the table can be adjusted to meet the requirements of the patient, and if the table is sturdy enough to perform daily task on. Data will be analyzed based on the feedback from the survey and on criteria which includes: sturdiness, usability, easily stored, and adjustable. Conclusion: Our finding will tell us if creating a table that can be stored be side a wheelchair and then turned up with a motor is actually possible and if there needs to be any modifications to our project. In the future, we hope that this table will lead to us getting a patent on the table which will hopefully allow us to produce this table for the growing number of people who are becoming wheelchair bound.

 
Mar 25th, 1:45 PM

Designing an attachable accessory Table for Wheelchairs

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As more Americans become wheelchair dependent, they are hesitant to lean forward to perform daily activities such as reading or eating. If a table is created to be attached to the wheelchair, then people who are wheelchair bound will be able to perform activities such as reading and eating without having to lean forward because the table will always be there for them. Methods: Results will be collected via a survey which will be given to anybody who test the table. This chart has the categories of: usefulness based on size, if the table can be stored be side the wheelchair, how easily the table can be adjusted to meet the requirements of the patient, and if the table is sturdy enough to perform daily task on. Data will be analyzed based on the feedback from the survey and on criteria which includes: sturdiness, usability, easily stored, and adjustable. Conclusion: Our finding will tell us if creating a table that can be stored be side a wheelchair and then turned up with a motor is actually possible and if there needs to be any modifications to our project. In the future, we hope that this table will lead to us getting a patent on the table which will hopefully allow us to produce this table for the growing number of people who are becoming wheelchair bound.