The system should open and close the door with only an input
by the operator.
The operator will activate the system via a wireless remote
so that one can be given only to those individuals who require
them. Individuals who will receive remote controls will
be selected by the certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
for the Arc of Monroe County.
This remote will only activate the system when the system
is not in operation.
Regular function of the door should be preserved. The door
should open and close as it normally would and also should
be able to be locked and unlocked in the conventional manor
using a key.
After being opened, the door should close automatically
after a length of time to be specified by Kristen Quinlan.
The doors can also be closed by an operator input to the
The door should detect an object (either a person or inanimate
object) in its path and stop moving when one is detected.
It should then resume motion when the obstacle has been
Long term reliability and ease of maintenance are also important
goals. The system should be very reliable. Ease of maintenance
is an important factor as well. In the event that the system
malfunctions, the staff at the two locations should be able
to diagnose and take the appropriate steps to resolve any
This material is based upon work
supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No.
Any opinions, findings, and
conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material
are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the
views of the National Science Foundation.