Hippos Don't Lie

Hippo Therapy


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2017-2018 Team
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Team Name
Hippos Don't Lie
Project Title
Hippo Therapy
Design Challenge
Hippotherapy is the inclusion of equine movement in medical treatment. Due to costs and risks of horseback riding, machines were created to mimic the physical experience, but there is a need for a low cost alternative that generates realistic motion. This can be used for patients who require the therapeutic motion of a horse, but cannot go to a ranch for financial, physical, or personal reasons. The challenge for current stage is to choose and connect 6 motors to meet a safety factor of 2 based on the extreme circumstances such as forces exerted on the edge of the device.
Date Updated
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Carolyn and Harrell Huff
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Marcia O'Malley
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • MECH
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Matthew Elliott
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • MECH

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