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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.


Objectives

  • 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

  • Cost efficient

  • 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.

 

Address

Billerica, MA 01862
Middlesex County 
USA

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