The main purpose of this project is to design, build, and test a lever powered wheelchair attachment that serves to mitigate the problems that arise with standard manual wheelchairs. The hypothesis being tested is to see whether manual and lever propulsion requires the same or different amounts and types of physical exertion. If concluded that they are different, further analysis of data will determine which mode of propulsion is best for the user. The main goal of this proposed project is to arrive at a conclusion that states which mode of propulsion is best physically and which mode of propulsion is favored more by the test subjects.

Lever Propulsion Wheelchair Attachment

Advisor: Dr. Guna Selvaduray

Authors: Ian Qualls, Michael Radich, Shkayb Tutakhil