EC.721 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate

Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries

Lecture Notes

Slides are available for selected lectures below. Files for Lec #1, 10 and 19 are from the 2009 class. Files provided below for Lec #4, 6, and 8 are from the 2007 version of the class, and may not reflect the most current material covered in the 2009 class.


Introduction (PDF - 3.7MB)

Review potential projects (PDF - 3.4MB)

4 Designing wheelchairs for the developing world; deterministic design process
2007 slides: (PDF)

Guest speaker: Abdullah Munish
2007 slides: (PDF - 1.3MB)
Courtesy of Abdullah Munish

8 Guest speakers: Amy Smith and Amy Banzaert - Appropriate technology, idea to product, successfully implementing technologies
2007 slides: (PDF)
Courtesy of Amy Smith
10 Wheelchair Biomechanics/Ergonomics and design for human use (PDF ‑ 2.0MB)
19 Material properties and performance (PDF)

Course Info

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Spring 2009
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