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Design and evaluation of a novel shooting stand

Bastien, Nathan (2013) Design and evaluation of a novel shooting stand. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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A participatory action design method was used to create an adaptive shooting stand for use by athletes with disabilities competing in air rifle competitions. The design team worked with members of the Army Marksmanship Unit and an elite Paralympic athlete to establish design criteria. Essential criterion included: enhanced rigidity to reduce excessive movement; a low weight and compact design to reduce cost associated with travel and to assist in ease of equipment movement by athletes; compressible padding on the seat and table that would allow an athlete to assume and maintain a comfortable firing position for the duration of a competition. A convenience sample of 11 subjects was recruited to participate in a non randomized qualitative study at the 2012 Warrior Games to assess user satisfaction of the shooting stand. The shooting stand was found to meet equipment standards established by the International Paralympic Committee. A median of 60 of 100 was reported when subjects were asked if they agreed that the stand was stable and rigid enough to obtain a steady firing position, and a median of 80 of 100 was reported when subjects were asked to agree if they would choose this design when compared to commercially available options.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bastien, Nathannpb9@pitt.eduNPB9
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorCooper, Roryrcooper@pitt.eduRCOOPER
Committee MemberPasquina,
Committee MemberFisher, Danieldjf65@pitt.eduDJF65
Committee MemberCooper, Rosemariecooperr@upmc.eduCOOPERRM
Date: 24 May 2013
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 25 April 2013
Approval Date: 24 May 2013
Submission Date: 29 April 2013
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Number of Pages: 74
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University Honors College
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Participatory Action Design User Centered Design Paralympic Shooting Shooting Stand Shooting Chair
Date Deposited: 24 May 2014 05:00
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 05:15


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