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Adaptive Seating for Single Rider Golf Carts

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Student Designers: Ryan Brandt, Benjamin House, Matt Coffman, Bryce Tanner (California State University, Chico)


Abstract

Golf seat, stage 1 motion completed
Golf seat, stage 1 motion completed

The Adaptive Seating for Single Rider Golf Carts project, sponsored by Beneficial Designs Inc., approached the problem that current single rider golf carts on the market lack the appropriate seating to safely and effectively position a person with mid-level paralysis in a partially standing, golfing position. The aim of the project was to create an inexpensive modular replacement for common single rider golf cart seats that would safely position a person in an effective golfing stance. This article presents the design overview, methodologies, and results of the project.


Solution

The design had to be made so that it could be easily attached to a common single rider golf cart and needed to be sized appropriately to fit a reasonable percentage of golfers. The final concept is a pivoting three piece seat with a dynamic torso support and harness designed to support a golfer without back muscles, to rotate their upper body through a golf swing.

For full story, visit Adaptive Seating for Single Rider Golf Carts


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