Title

The Walkabout

Author(s)

Kayla FradyFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

The goal of The WalkAbout is a full weight-bearing leg brace that is designed to replace crutches. It's design consists of five leg cuffs with foam in the interior for comfort, two aluminum rods and a plate for support, and Velcro and pins for stability. The purpose of the brace is to replace crutches in lower extremity injuries due to crutches causing nearly 70,000 falls and injuries every year while also causing some paralysis of the arms due to improper use. The WalkAbout will be successful if it completely takes weight off the injured leg and is easy to move around in.

Location

Founders Hall 222 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 9:15 AM

The Walkabout

Founders Hall 222 B

The goal of The WalkAbout is a full weight-bearing leg brace that is designed to replace crutches. It's design consists of five leg cuffs with foam in the interior for comfort, two aluminum rods and a plate for support, and Velcro and pins for stability. The purpose of the brace is to replace crutches in lower extremity injuries due to crutches causing nearly 70,000 falls and injuries every year while also causing some paralysis of the arms due to improper use. The WalkAbout will be successful if it completely takes weight off the injured leg and is easy to move around in.