September '17 - May '18
This stool, created by a professor-led team, is designed for an elderly male who enjoys walking and hiking, but cannot stand on his own if he falls.
It is designed to be carried while engaging in physical activity. Its minimalist design and lightweight PVC material contribute to its mobility. Elastic cords inside the hollow PVC hold the chair components together when disassembled. Their tension snaps the device together when needed.
Recent changes to the design include swapping materials for more weight reduction, and the addition of angled rods that divert the user's load from the stool's rear legs, and to the connectors. A pair of custom connectors I designed keep the angled rods in place, and from slippage.