Roopak Karulkar

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Honors Thesis


Sitting and rising from a chair are two of the most demanding activities performed by an individual based on the muscle groups required to execute the necessary movements. As people age, their ability to sit and stand without assistance diminishes and they require external assistance. This may cause significant detriment to their lifestyle and quality of life. Currently available lifting solutions are bulky, expensive or require special operating conditions. The goal of this project was to design a portable and cost-efficient mobility assistant and give elderly individuals greater independence.

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