September 2016 - May 2017
3D Printed Prosthetic Skiing Leg
This 3D printed prosthetic skiing leg was a year-long, collaborative project completed during my senior year at Merrimack College. Our team won first place for Outstanding Senior Design Project.
Design a product with a team utilizing all the skills acquired during our undergraduate engineering education
Execute engineering ethics while producing a product that falls within reasonable constraints
Display evidence of consideration of design aspects including effectiveness, material selection, safety, cost, environmental effects, ethics, production, etc.
Design Specifications for Prototype
Suitable for a beginner skier with a height of 5'10" and weight of approximately 200 pounds
Lightweight, yet as strong as possible
Athletic prosthesis for above the knee applications can cost over $70,000. By creating a new design of a prosthesis that would be 3D printed, we are able to substantially reduce this cost. For the prototype we researched how total knee replacements function, as this would best replicate the movement of a knee for our design.