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PROJECT OVERVIEW

In the past, faculty and tutors have found that they are having difficulty communicating with hard-of-hearing and deaf students. The only method in which the student can communicate with the professor or tutor is by means of paper and pencil. This method of communication is very slow and tedious and can at times be frustrating to both individuals. The goal of this project is to design a device that will allow users to communicate rapidly and easily with minimal training. Professors and tutors will be able to effectively help students in an efficient manner.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. BES-0527358.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.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. BES-0527358.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.

The team started the project by defining the goal of the project and creating a needs assessment. This was accomplished by interviewing several stakeholders including professors, deaf students and hard-of-hearing students. The team then determined the specifications that the design must meet. Brainstorming sessions led to concept generation. A solution prioritization matrix was then used to filter several concept ideas down to a final device concept. A meeting was held to discuss risks involved in the implementation of the design that was selected. These risks have been broken down and steps have been taken to mitigate each risk. A test plan was developed to investigate if the design specs were met. The prototype was presented to the customer and the customer signed off on the design. The final design was fabricated and presented to the customer.

ASSISTIVE DEVICES & BIOENGINEERING MISSION

This project was initiated during the Fall Quarter, 2006-1, with two other projects from the Assistive Devices family of projects in the Assistive Devices and Bioengineering Track. All three projects share a focus of providing a robust, configurable and easy to manipulate, embedded processor based user interface that will facilitate the activities of individuals with a particular physical challenge.
2-way Comm. Board Team

2-way Comm. Board Team

Two-way Comm. Board

Two-way Comm. Board

P07002: TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION BOARD STAFF
Member Discipline Role RIT Email Address
Elizabeth DeBartolo ME Guide/Customer eademe@rit.edu
Daniel Phillips EE Consultant dbpeee@rit.edu
Aisosa Ayela-Uwangue EE Components-Power Lead axa0430@rit.edu
Zemma Kassa EE Software Development Lead ztk1387@rit.edu
Glenn Snyder EE Budget/Supply Manager,User Interface Lead gds4752@rit.edu
Matthew Tice EE Project Manager, Subsystem Lead mtt1489@rit.edu
Nathan Holland ME Webmaster, Data Collection/Benchmarking & Case Design Lead nqh2170@rit.edu
Scott Keller ME Heat Transfer Lead sgk8584@rit.edu
ASSISTIVE DEVICES FAMILY: ASSISTIVE DEVICES & BIOENGINEERING TRACK
Project Title Start Term End Term
P07000 Assistive Devices and Bioengineering Track 2006-1 On-going
P07001 ARC communication board 2006-1 2006-3
P07003 Mobile Camera Control System 2006-1 2006-2
P07004 Mobile Camera Positioning Platform 2006-2 TBD
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DOCUMENTATION

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Project Overview/Roles and Responsibilities

Main Documentation

Manuals

Java Source Codes

CAD Drawings/Models

Documentation from Reviews

Schedules

Track of Purchases (BOM and Receipts/Invoice of Purchases

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