Disabled Swimmer Lift System

This is a swimmer lift system designed for the QL+ challenger, Travis Mills Foundation.

Five of us built this project as our as mechanical engineering capstone project in senior year. We are requested to develop a portable lift to get swimmers with disabilities out of the water and onto a floating dock. They hope that this system doesn’t need any electricity or drill holes on the dock, has a small footprint, and able to lift at least 300 lbs.

As the CAD and Manufacturing Engineer in the team, I mainly worked on the designing, drawings, lathing, and milling. More specifically, I designed the safety pin, the liner support plate, the pully system, the handle, and the lifter holder. I also shot and edited the team video and the installation video.

Team Video
Installation Video

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