P09023: Air Muscle Artificial Limb Next Generation
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Staffing Requirements

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Teams

Mechanical Team

A 3 member team will be design the mechanical aspects of the hand. This team will be responsible for the following:

Controls Team

A 2 person team will be responsible for the controls for the project. This will involve the following.

Staffing

Staffing
Name Discipline Team Role / Skills
Dr. Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard ME Guide Faculty Guide, Will work closely with the team on an on-going basis. Dr. Lamkin Kennard will help guide the team in the direction she desires to project to proceed.
Prof. John Wellin ME Support Faculty Consultant, Will provide discipline technical support on an intermittent basis. Professor Wellin has agreed to assist in controls development. Professor Wellin is a very proficient Labview programmer, and he will be working most closely with the controls team.
Jim Breunig ME All Project Manager will be responsible for team integration as well as project planning. The manager will also be responsible for scheduling, and identifying parts that must be ordered and associated lead times. The project manager will also take a design role in the pinky, thumb, and controls team. The project manager must have a strong background in mechanics and dynamics as well as a background in Labview software and programming. The project manager will also be sitting in on a Labview class for the duration of Senior Design 1.
Christopher Music IE Mechanical This student is responsible for physical hand development. This team member should have some background in biomechanics. The student should also become familiar with air muscle technology. The student will be responsible for everything from concept generation up to design and build.
Alex Bird ME Mechanical This student is responsible for physical hand development. The student should also become familiar with air muscle technology. The student will be responsible for everything from concept generation up to design and build.
Kelly Scarbrough ME Mechanical This student is responsible for physical hand development. The student should also become familiar with air muscle technology. The student will be responsible for everything from concept generation up to design and build.
Tommy Keane EE Controls This student should be a strong Labview programmer. The Student will be responsible for Labview controls optimization and design of new programs for thumb and pinky movement. This student is encouraged to work with professor Wellin to determine a good controls scheme. The student is encouraged to sit in on a Labview class in MSDI to gain a strong knowledge of Labview software and programming techniques (instructor approval required). Industrial Engineers with Labview experience are great candidates.
Eva Ames ME Controls This student should be a good, organized programmer. The student will be responsible for Labview controls optimization and design of new programs for thumb and pinky movement. The student should have knowledge and familiarity with data acquisition devices. The software used is Labview. Knowledge of Labview is not required, but a willingness to learn is necessary. The student is encouraged to sit in on a Labview class to gain familiarity with Labview (instructor approval required).
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Team Schedule (PDF)

Team Skill Assessement

Team Member Self-Assessment in Various Skills Applicable to our Project.

Very Skilled 1
Proficient 2
Familiar 3
Needs Help 4
Unfamiliar 5
Strengths and Weaknesses
Name Discipline Solidworks Machining Biomechanics Materials Programming/Software
Jim Breunig ME 3 2 3 5 1
MECHANICAL TEAM
Alex Bird ME 4 4 3 4 3
Christopher Music IE 2 4 2 3 3
Kelly Scarbrough ME 4 4 3 4 5
CONTROL TEAM
Eva Ames ME 2 2 4 3 2
Tommy Keane EE 5 5 5 5 1


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