Abstract Title

Natural Arm Motion Integrated into Jogging Stroller Attachments

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

group

Poster Session; 5-minute Oral Presentation

Authors' Class Standing

Amy Ramos, Senior Tamara Chambers, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Amy Ramos

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Victor Huayamave

Abstract

Standard jogging strollers are integrated with features that include locking front wheels, five-point harness, a safety tether, brakes, cup holder, etc. There are currently no attachment devices that directly engage the arms and promote natural arm movement on the market as of today. The attachment we are creating will allow users to get a full range-of-motion arm swing similar to the arm movement seen when using the elliptical machine. Integrating this feature into a portable, comfortable, inexpensive, and safe device will be convenient to the user and would minimize the problems associated with restricting arm movement while running with the stroller. The objective of this research will be to find the efficiency of this device by testing and analyzing the attachments while running using the current technology in the Motion Capture Laboratory at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MicaPlex and by use of DELSYS Trigno Electromyography sensors. To date, the team has worked with three-foot aluminum poles that were machined onto u-joints that are attached to clamps which are removable and can be attached directly onto a stroller. The final product that will be completed this semester will be made with carbon fiber telescoping poles that will be machined onto a larger u-joint and more ergonomic clamps. The product being created hopes to alleviate the struggles of current jogging stroller users and heighten muscle activation in a user’s arms while running with a stroller.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Natural Arm Motion Integrated into Jogging Stroller Attachments

Standard jogging strollers are integrated with features that include locking front wheels, five-point harness, a safety tether, brakes, cup holder, etc. There are currently no attachment devices that directly engage the arms and promote natural arm movement on the market as of today. The attachment we are creating will allow users to get a full range-of-motion arm swing similar to the arm movement seen when using the elliptical machine. Integrating this feature into a portable, comfortable, inexpensive, and safe device will be convenient to the user and would minimize the problems associated with restricting arm movement while running with the stroller. The objective of this research will be to find the efficiency of this device by testing and analyzing the attachments while running using the current technology in the Motion Capture Laboratory at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MicaPlex and by use of DELSYS Trigno Electromyography sensors. To date, the team has worked with three-foot aluminum poles that were machined onto u-joints that are attached to clamps which are removable and can be attached directly onto a stroller. The final product that will be completed this semester will be made with carbon fiber telescoping poles that will be machined onto a larger u-joint and more ergonomic clamps. The product being created hopes to alleviate the struggles of current jogging stroller users and heighten muscle activation in a user’s arms while running with a stroller.