Gaines Academy Continues AFO Development

Mr. MacKenzie’s Project Lead the Way class continues to work on their Ankle Foot Orthosis prototype to aid children with Cerebral Palsy. Their job was to create an Ankle/Foot Orthosis that prevented children with Cerebral Palsy from walking on their tippy-toes and supported the whole foot and lower leg. They are in the trial and error portion of the build where students were figuring out the best way to develop their AFO for stability, comfort, and structure.  

Gaines Academy Designing Ankle Orthosis

Mr. MacKenzie’s Project Lead the Way class at Samuel S Gaines Academy of Emerging Technologies is working on an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) in PLTW class. The students are tasked with designing, building and testing a AFO as a prototype for children with Cerebral Palsy. The students are to use the materials given by the teacher to create the prototype and then present their build and how it works all while following the criteria given.