Meet Future Engineer Sergio Sciume and PACE Team 7’s Trike

By Dora Smith

Future Engineer Series

At the PACE Annual Forum, Team 7 competed with their Personal Assisted Mobility Device– the E7-Trike. Team 7 had student engineers from Politecnico di Torino, Tongji University, and Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

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Their design was inspired by a Swiss army knife. They wanted a compact design with functional parts that fold up on the side of the device and rotate out when needed. For engineering, they focused on device stability, suspension and frame strength through stress analysis.

Meet Sergio Sciume from Politecnico di Torino. He shares his impression of PACE, the PAMD competition and collaborating with cohorts at universities around the world.

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Sergio and his colleagues noted that one of the NX command that came in handy for their PAMD was holes. They had threaded holes and conical pins. The holes had to be centered to the pins.

During the test drive of the competition, they did a GoPro recording. Enjoy this front seat view of the race:

Last but not least, Sergio gives this demonstration of folding, unfolding and riding the E7-Trike.

For more on the forum, read Anna Garton’s:

Students rise to the challenge at the annual PACE Forum 2014 in Torino, Italy.

–        Dora

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