The mean age in the population is rising and the number of individuals age 65 and older is projected to increase prompting the need for technology to aid persons with decreased strength and physical ability 1. Gardening is a form of moderate-intensity aerobic workout, which burns calories and helps maintain flexibility. It has also been shown to be therapeutic and fulfilling. The purpose of the Green Machine is to provide a robotic gardening/yard work assistant to aid with transporting and handling heavy loads during yard and garden work.
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Grenis, T, Hutchings, B, Sorenson, K, Van Horssen, B, Williams, C, De Vries, KL, & Merryweather, A. "Green Machine: Electric Yard and Garden Helper." 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. V01BT63A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14786
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