College of Engineering Poster Presentations


GEZ Engineering International, Inc.: Handicap Facilitation Device

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Student Presentation

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Steve Tennyson


The client is quadriplegic and lives in the basement of his Dad’s house. He currently cannot leave the basement without someone helping him operate the home made lift to get him up the stairs. The current lift is not safe. Last year there was a team assigned to design and build a lift that would be safer than the current lift. A prototype of their design was built and installed in a full scale model test stand located at Boise State University. This prototype does not work as expected and is not complete. In order to provide a functioning system to the client, this lift was analyzed and modified to function properly in order to meet project objectives. Additional safety features were also added including safety ramps and an automatic control system. The completed lift will meet the client’s need for safe transport.

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