Assistive Device

Assistive Device (Grades 6-8)

Mechanical Engineering, Human Services, Health Sciences

Pulling on a sock is difficult for people with limited hand and wrist muscle control. It is a struggle for their muscles to overcome the sock’s elastic potential energy when stretched, and gravitational potential energy when lifted. The students take on a challenge of designing a solution by only using the materials available that can help people pull on their socks independently.

Project Files

Engineering Outreach for Middle School Students

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0255