As many elderly citizens have diminished strength and balance, they must use their hands while standing to support and stabilize themselves. This prevents them from using their hands to pull up and buckle their pants. As a result, these individuals must ask for assistance from others or spend an unnecessary amount of time doing this task independently while risking a fall. This problem becomes worsened when coupled with ailments such as arthritis, torn rotator cuffs, or multiple sclerosis (MS). The purpose of this senior design project was to develop an automated device to assist individuals in dressing themselves. Specifically, this device is to be designed to help individuals with weakened physical conditions pull their pants and briefs up while standing and supporting themselves.
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Device to Assist Individuals in Dressing Themselves
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Li, X, Kirgesner, A, Stephens, A, Cramer, M, Hefzy, MS, & Pourazady, M. "Device to Assist Individuals in Dressing Themselves." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT63A006. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14373
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