Date of Completion


Degree Type

Honors Thesis - Campus Access


Mechanical Engineering (MECH)

First Advisor

Matthew Siniawski


The MOBI-S 2.0 is an upgraded version of the existing assistive stander, the MOBI-S. Unlike other standers that are bulky and non-portable, the MOBI-S is a smaller, equally as stable version that attaches to a desk or a table that allows the user to stand up straight. The assistive stander provides hip support and height adjustability so the user can use the stander as he or she grows. Although the MOBI-S is a durable and sturdy design, there are many issues that can be improved, such as the stander being too heavy, not very portable, and potentially uncomfortable for the user. With the MOBI-S 2.0, the goal is to make the stander lighter, more compact, and more comfortable while also improving upon the reliability and durability of the MOBI-S. The new stander will be able to be easily assembled and disassembled. In addition to these aspects of the assistive stander, the second goal is for the MOBI-S 2.0 is to be more easily manufactured. The MOBI-S required a great amount of machining, whereas a goal for the MOBI-S 2.0 is to minimize machining. The hope for this project is that it can be mass-produced so many children and adolescents can benefit from using this device.