Sit to Stand

 Optimal Armrest Design

Problem

Getting up out of a chair gets harder as we get older. If you need someone to help you get up out of a chair, your quality of life is considerably reduced and your caregiver’s workload goes up.

Goal

To find a better design for armrests to make the sit to stand activity easier.

Progress

Regina has designed an adjustable armrest testing device (shown below) that will allow us to study the biomechanics of the sit-to-stand movement with older adults using armrests of different heights, positions and designs. With Colin’s help Regina is now in the process of machining parts for the device.

In the video below, Regina explains the project in more detail.

Team

Regina, Dan and Geoff

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