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HALE CHAIR DESIGN CHALLENGE-15

College or Team Logo

Team ID - Team name


Institute name
City, State
Virtual Round Zone

Instructions >>

Use the given format only, no other format will be accepted.


Total time for presentation per team= 25 minutes
Presentation by team
Queries by Judging Panel

: 15 minutes
: 10 minutes

Use of videos, photos, animation, graphics, charts and prototype etc is


allowed during presentation.
100% work towards designing, CAD models, designs of subsystems,
calculation, market survey, fabrication plans must be completed. Judges may
ask such questions to check the readiness for components fabrication.
Include photographs wherever required in slides.
Presentations must be prepared in MS PowerPoint format and maximum file
size should not exceed 10 MB.
Every slide must have Codex Design Services on the top right corner as
shown.
Carry the presentation in a formatted pen drive at your venue with file name
<Team Name - College Name-Zone>
Any queries must be sent to himanshutyagi.codex@gmail.com
Presentations must not be mailed to any ID until and unless specified by our
Technical Committee through email or web notification.
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Presentation Requirements

Title page: Same as the title page of the format.


Team Structure: Name, branch, year of degree, role in challenge.
Introduction: Brief description about the background analysis, approaches adopted,
design methodology etc.
Technical Specifications & Targets: Complete view of chair model, technical
specifications and projected performance of vehicle
Frame:
Design, Analysis, FEA/Simulations of frames and its selection
Material selection
Power Train:
Arrangement of Human/Electric Drive, Methods of power accumulation from
individual human drives (if any), Calculations
Motors & battery specification, transmission system, Battery runtime if
mechanisms run on electric drive only. (if electric system used)
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Presentation Requirements

Seats: Type of seats used, design, specification of seating arrangement etc.


Steering: Steering arrangement, handle bars design etc.
Suspension, Wheels & Tyre: Suspension arrangement, calculations, Size of
wheels, criteria for selection etc.
Safety Features: Protection measures in case of collisions, safety of drivers, and
electrical safety etc.
Ergonomic Features, Ease of operation:
User friendly features of the vehicle, riders comfort
Utility for different purposes
Innovations: Concept of innovation, technology, feasibility, scope in the
industry

PROBLEM STATEMENT
To develop and design a safe, comfortable, light and low cost multi-purpose
wheel-chair for the differently abled persons.

ABSTRACT

The general consensus among society is that being born disabled is an affliction
often associated with unhappiness, failure, dependency on others and
helplessness. People often look at those with disabilities and think to
themselves, what misery they must be in. But is that always true? Are those
who are afflicted with physical disabilities really less capable than the rest of
so-called normal society? Off-course not.
So it becomes imperative for us to make paraplegic people self-sufficient and
contribute to them. The person who cant walk by his own can suffer from
obesity because of his sedentary life. So the idea is convert this life to the
prolific one. Cant we develop something so as to make him earn a good-living
by utilizing his instinct and hands co-ordination together to accomplish a useful
task a daily chore or a service.
We can rebuild his Wheel Chair to a Earning machine by engaging it with a
grinder, low cost juice machine or can be anything. Here comes your ideas !!
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THEME

Design a multi-purpose wheel chair which considers the ergonomics and persons
comfort. The idea should be new and should not be directly copied from existing
machines.
It must be light weight, safe and should require least effort. Reduce it as much as
possible by taking mechanical advantage as much as possible.
The person finds it difficult to stand while riding on this chair, so a mechanism can
be designed to support his torso. Also when he/she wish to get up from the bed,
he faces a lot of difficulty.
An exercising mechanism can be employed to it for the person to work-out
without going to gym. The ExerCycle are most common machines whose driving
mechanism if modified for disabled person can serve the purpose. The paddles can
be replaced by the wheels. Moreover a mechanism can be devised so as to move
the chair while doing work-out.
Electric motors can also be used for driving mechanisms.
You will find some reference videos in the links at the end of document, describing
the problems and ways to combat it.
The teams are free to use any mechanism for propulsion or any added utility.

Apart from above mentioned things, the running mechanism of chair if


disengaged from wheels, can be used to power a sewing machine, juicer or a
grinder. The teams are free to look at any angle.
The teams are required to prepare only a CADD Model of the Chair and the
running mechanism, on the basis of which they will be awarded marks. If
possible you can show the mechanisms by Kinematic Simulation on CADD
Softwares or with the help of some videos.
NOTE: If in case, its not possible to develop CADD Models , you can put
drawings to support your idea. The objective is to make the participants think
openly and come up with new ideas which can be developed in future. The
teams work will be evaluated on the basis of innovation, feasibility of ideas
and research they have done on topic.

JUDGING CRITERIA:
The teams will be judged on the originality of work, feasibility of applications
and the correct understanding of the problem statement.

POINTS BREAKUP
Technical Content: 50
Presentation Skills: 50
Illustrations Used: 50
Feasibility of Idea: 50
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TOTAL :
200

REFERENCES
Propulsion Mechanism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzPSVkQc0nc
Ratchet Mechanism (3 Videos on Channel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps8mDWGVocs
Simulation on CADD Demo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blfeKyC_u94
Wheel Chairs become obsolete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE-l7uH91jM
Standing Wheel Chair:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZflvXzMeNc