Publication Date

Summer 8-12-2019

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

The design-to-prototype process for a One Knee Stair Negotiator, designed to reduce or eliminate the weight on one leg while climbing stairs. The decision-making processes, fabrication plan, engineering analysis, safety concerns, and risk assessments are documented. Pertinent photographs, drawings, and video links are included for clarification.

Author's School

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)


Stair climbing and descending device to avoid knee pain.