Elliot Kastner, Andrew Smist, Quinn Connell and Noah Glennon

Dartmouth College
Developed a mobile tackling football target
Undergraduate Team Finalist

A team of Mechanical Engineering undergraduates at Dartmouth College developed a remote controlled mobile tackling target (“dummy”) to be used in football. The device allows practice of proper, safe tackling form on a moving target without the injury risk associated with player-to player contact. The mobile tackling dummy consists of a ball-drive system, which accurately imitates the motion of a player, a padded humanoid target and controls system. The size and weight of the device provides a realistic tackling experience while allowing the dummy to be self-righting. Team members include Kastner, Andrew Smist, Quinn Connell and Noah Glennon.