Table of Contents
SummaryFour million people in the US are taking warfarin (Coumadin) anticoagulation medication for a variety of medical conditions that place them at risk for intravascular blood clot formation including hypercoagulable states, deep venous thrombosis, and atrial fibrillation. Frequent adjustments of warfarin dosing is required in patients starting and often throughout the course of the anticoagulation. Such adjustments are based on the INR measured by a blood test that is usually performed weekly or biweekly for the first several months after anticoagulation is started. In most cases, on the day after the blood test, the physician or the physician's nurse contacts the patient by phone to make dosing adjustments. If a new pill size is required, then the physician (or physician surrogate) must also contact the pharmacy with a new prescription.
Warfarin is available in 9 different milligram sizes: 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7.5, and 10. The warfarin automatic home medication dispenser will provide a one month supply of medication of any unitary dose in the usual range (1 to 15mg dosed once per day.) It will also provide for 0.5 mg increments above 2.5 mg in the same range.
The objective of this project is to create a prototype home medication dispensing device that will supply a one month course of warfarin administration. The prototype will have 4 medication compartments designed to contain the following dose/number of pills combinations (1 mg/31 pills, 2 mg/62 pills, 2.5 mg/32 pills, 5 mg/62 pills) which can be combined to provide unitary doses from 1 to 15 mg per day.
This material is partially 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.
|Team Member||Discipline||Role||email address|
|Kathleen A. Lamkin-Kennard||ME||Consultantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christopher Abramo||ME||Customer Liaisonemail@example.com|
|Alan Strandburg||ME||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gordon Yeung||ME||Project Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Albert Lam||CE||Test and UI Design||Removed due to UCE harvesting|
This project will be initiated during the Winter Quarter, 2006-2, with other projects from the Assistive Devices family of projects in the Assistive Devices and Bioengineering Track. All projects share a focus of providing a robust system that will facilitate the activities of individuals with a particular physical or medical impairment.
|Project||Title||Start Term||End Term|
|P07000||Assistive Devices and Bioengineering Track||2006-1||On-going|
|P07001||ARC communication board||2006-1||TBD|
|P07002||Two way communication board||2006-1||TBD|
|P07003||Mobile Camera Control System||2006-1||TBD|
Project Readiness PackageThe Project Readiness Page documents customer needs and expectations, project deliverables (including time frame), budget, and personnel / organizations affiliated with the project. It will serve as the primary source of information for students necessary during Phase 0 (Planning) to develop a SD I plan and schedule including specific deliverables and due dates. The Project Readiness Package will also support Faculty evaluation of project suitability in terms of depth, scope, and student / faculty resources by discipline.
Current Working Files1-Page Project Summary
General Project UploadsInsert common project paperwork & documentation completed for Senior Design here:
Senior Design I11-week Project Schedule (Adobe PDF) / 11-week Project Schedule MPP (MS Project)
1-Page Project Summary (MS Word)
Roles & Responsibilities Matrix (MS Excel)
Needs Assessment (MS Word)
Tentative SD 3 Week Plan (Adobe PDF)
Need-Metric Categorization (MS Excel)
Need-Metric Evaluation (MS Excel)
QFD (MS Excel)
Concept Generation (MS Excel)
Functional Block Diagram JPG (JPEG) / Functional Block Diagram (MS Viseo)
Prelim BOM (MS Excel) - please update this & repost as you acquire mat'ls
Budget (MS Excel)- as of 11/3/2006
Senior Design IISpring Schedule (PDF)
Design Review PacketsTwo times per quarter design reviews are conducted to assess the progress of the project. Below are the packets of documentation associated with each review in PDF format:
Winter Design Review 1
Winter Design Review 2
Winter Project Review
Sub-System PagesBelow are pages for each sub-system of our project that are created & run by each of the sub-system leads.
- Choose the Trak number(P07000 or individual team number P0700x)
- Edit by selecting the link name used.
|Click here to go back to the Assistive Device Track Home node|