Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Troy Drewry

Second Advisor

Nikki Reinemann

Third Advisor

Thomas Werfel

Relational Format



Crutches are a mobility assistive device that are often used in various situations, such as post- surgical rehabilitation and recovery after injury. The current crutch tip design that is used on today’s crutches are often unstable and do not provide quality movement on different terrains, such as snow, ice, mud, and wet surfaces. These problems would be solved with a new tip design that could be attached to existing crutches or manufactured with the crutch itself. The team’s solution to this problem is a crutch tip with modular parts. The tip would attach to the shaft of the crutch like a normal crutch tip, and the bottom of the tip can be removed so different bottoms for different terrains can be used. The team also devised a potential market plan in the event that the tip passes ISO testing standards and can be sold on the market.

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