Publication Date

Spring 2021

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

This project aims to design a support mechanism for ecological field researchers who interact with plants and other samples from the forest floor for long periods. The design aims to recreate the functionality of bending over for long periods of time, while protecting the backs, hips and knees.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)