Winter 2017

Sponsored by Venturewell

14 WK Project

Design Team: Alberto Esses, Jikke VanGiffen,  

Margaux Reynolds, Sky Coppenrath 

CURRENT ROLLATOR PROBLEMS

 

1. Chronic mobility issues
     On rough surfaces, the rollator vibrates uncontrollably 

 

2. Social stigma
     Current rollators makes the user feel old

3. Brakes 
     Hard to squeeze and the wheels slip anyway

4. Portability
     Does not fold to a size that can easily be put in a car

 

USER FLOW

1. Arms come up

2. Separate the sides

3. Let Lio fall open

LIO: A STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL SOLUTION

Assistive braking

Smart pressure sensor 

activates disc brakes 

ABS exterior shell

Rigid structure houses all cables and electronics

TPU shock absorption

3D printed flex pattern

takes on rough terrains

AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

© Skyler Coppenrath 2020