Title page for ETD etd-05132009-155208


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kauffman IV, Joseph Ulrich
URN etd-05132009-155208
Title The Xcel Sleeve, Fall Prevention Through Digital Strength Training
Degree Master of Science
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Green, William R. Committee Chair
Dorsa, Edward A. Committee Member
Kemnitzer, Ronald B. Committee Member
Keywords
  • industrial design
  • balance
  • fall
  • therapy
Date of Defense 2009-05-04
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
In America, a person has a 1 in 3 chance of falling each year once they reach the age of 65. When someone falls, they risk bodily injury. There are products available to help people when they fall, but they are only effective once a person reaches a point where they are at risk of falling. In order to reduce an individual’s chance of falling as they age, preventive measures must be taken before the problems develop. With the use of digital technology, adults can be properly instructed on how to keep they bodies strong and balanced for there golden years. This thesis documents the research, conceptualization, and development of the Xcel Sleeve.
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