mobility device

mobility device

ALS Mobility Assistance | ALSuit- Fitting2

3d ago
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This is the second fitting of Jeff Graham's ALS mobility device that he coined the ALSuit. The big changes that we made for this model were creating a plate spine to replace the titanium rod from model 1.0. We used CPVC for the mockup and now that we have proofed the design we will replace these with titanium flat stock. We also replaced the slotted nylon connections to the carbon fiber with rifle sling strap hardware, giving us a much more fitted suit. We also refined the placement and lengths of straps and buckles along with nailing down the head strap. We added a dense foam under the memory foam too allowing for a more comfortable fit and more stable hardware. We also turned the ball head on the shoulder plate 90° to allow for more adjustment. We experimented with a locking gooseneck mechanism called Flexbar all week, but it failed after a week of using it. For model 1.2 we are adjusting some more strap lengths and refining the design a little. Then Jeff will wear it for a week or two for more notes