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Project by Imanagie posted 01-14-2016 02:32 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chair that assists elderly people or those recovering from injury with standing from a seated position. It works by pushing down on the pedals with your feet, which causes the seat to tilt up making standing easier. The project is made almost entirely of wood although does have elements of metal work. This is my final project for my Design Technology course so any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-14-2016 06:48 PM

Pretty cool.
I weigh a lot….....it would be fun to see how far I could launch myself if I stomp down on the foot pedals quickly.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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greg48

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#2 posted 01-14-2016 08:44 PM

Interesting concept. Is the seat/pedal linkage at the hinge point restricted in its lateral movement to provide additional stability? Also, I noticed that the chair arms are considerably flared. Does that flare provide better leverage to the persons arms over a more inline position?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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Imanagie

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 12:38 AM



Interesting concept. Is the seat/pedal linkage at the hinge point restricted in its lateral movement to provide additional stability? Also, I noticed that the chair arms are considerably flared. Does that flare provide better leverage to the persons arms over a more inline position?

- greg48

Yes, there are two wooden pieces on the side of the seat to stop it moving. The flare of the arms was slightly wider than I hoped, because of the angle the wood could be bent at, but shouldn’t affect the leverage in a major way

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meaded

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#4 posted 01-15-2016 09:16 PM

If you put both feet on those plates are you able to push down hard enough to move the seat?

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Imanagie

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#5 posted 01-16-2016 03:37 AM



If you put both feet on those plates are you able to push down hard enough to move the seat?

- meaded

yes :)

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