For the course Engineering Design we created a telescopic crutch that can help people get up and sit down, for example in chairs or on their bed. The crutch is designed to be used indoors during revalidation from a leg fracture, for example. We’ve received some interest from an investor and are currently discussing our options in bringing this product to market.
For this project I mainly focused on CAD design and electronics, developing my skills in Technology and Realisation. It was interesting to see a functional product come to life in only 10 weeks. My main learning point was learning how to communicate my design ideas effectively to fellow students and teachers.