The broader goal of this project is to create an accessible alternative to the standard computer mouse controller, incorporating ergonomic design and body movement that focuses on lower body dexterity. In using an open source tutorial format, the audience has fewer financial constraints and gains useful “maker” skills to maximize future adaptive creations. The tutorial includes detailed, clear, concise instructions that can be easily followed by an audience with only basic “maker” knowledge; the audience will be able to complete the tutorial in a short amount of time with small costs for tools and supplies. The device created through this tutorial will serve as a computer mouse that can be controlled easily with the user’s feet from sitting in a chair, standing on the device, or kneeling on the device.

Document Type

Final Report

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study

Date of Submission