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How Can Changing The Modern Day Reach Extender Benefit Society?

Applied Technology
Veronica Salcedo

Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? The project is about how changing a modern reach extender benefits society, and what materials can be used to improve the reach extenders. Why did you choose this project? My whole family has back issues and are quite short, so when using the reach extenders, we found that they were just not doing the trick when it came to things that were far back behind shelves. What was your result/overall conclusion? The reach extender that worked best, was the hydraulic one. The water in between the tubes made it so that you can control how far you want the reach extender to open or to close. The hydraulic one also worked best when it used wiring to hold the popsicle sticks together, rather than string. Why is your project important? The project can help with people who have disabilities or are of the elderly community. The reach extender can also be extremely bendy for people that are in tight or small spaces. The other reach extenders are made 100 percent out of metal and are not able to bend or fit into tight spaces, while the plastic, bendable tubing, can bend completely in half and not break.

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One thought on “How Can Changing The Modern Day Reach Extender Benefit Society?

  1. General Comments:
    1. Good research question with good application.
    2. Complex design! I love it.
    3. Prototyping well done, great drawings.

    Things to consider:
    1. Data collection was done well for this project. Were averages or percentages ever considered to show the data in different ways?

    Great job on this project! It was fun to read about. 🙂

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