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Project OverviewThe ARC of Monroe County has requested a communication board for one of its consumers who has speech and spelling capabilities. This would replace a paper-based communication book.
A prototype solution was implemented during the 2006/2007 academic year that demonstrated the fundamental operation of a battery powered, touch screen, LCD display based device, using a standard PC/104 computing platform. It ran a Linux operating system that was placed in a slightly modified standard flat-panel enclosure, along with a suggested custom enclosure design.
Based on feedback from the customer, the prototype needs to be refined to more closely meet the actual customer requirements in terms of size, weight, durability and operational characteristics. In short, the computing platform and software solutions need to be reconsidered so as to more closely match the necessary requirements of the customer. The overall enclosure needs to be reconsidered and actually implemented so that the unit can be more thoroughly evaluated by the end users.
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.
- Project Name
- ARC Communicatio board revision
- Project Number
- Project Family
- Assistive Devices
- Assistive Devices/Bioengineering
- Start Term
- End Term
- Faculty Guide
- Dr. Daniel Phillips (EE)
- Faculty Consultant
- Dr. Elizabeth DeBartolo (ME)
- Faculty Consultant
- Dr. Stan Rickel (ID)
- Primary Customer
- Lisa Drewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Customer contact information
- ARC Monroe, Southwest
|Team Member||Discipline||Role||Subsystems||email address|
|Cortney Ross||ME||Project Manager||Internal & External LCD Enclosureemail@example.com|
|Kirk Marquard||ME||Project Supporter||Mechanical Arm & Speaker Componentsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Achilleas Tziazas||CE||Project Supporter||Computer & LCD Componentsemail@example.com|
|Amy Koster||ID||Project Supporter||GUI & Case Designfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rachel Lapkawski||ID||Project Supporter||GUI & Case Designemail@example.com|
|Elizabeth DeBartolo||ME||Guide||Entire Systemfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Daniel Phillips||EE||Consultant||Entire Systememail@example.com|
Design Project Management Planning
Team DocumentsLast year's project information can be found at: P07001 Home page
Important Senior Design 1 Directories
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Technical Conference Publication (SD II)
Poster Publication (SD II)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)