Table of Contents
- Mechanical Team
A 3 member team will be design the mechanical aspects of the hand. This team will be responsible for the following:
- Design thumb and pinky finger maintaining all of the directions of freedom of a human hand including the arching motion of the palm.
- Determine muscle sizes and attachment criteria (ie. cables, direct attachment, etc)
- Working with the controls team to help provide control solutions
- Implementation of the proposed design and design iteration
- Controls Team
A 2 person team will be responsible for the controls for the project. This will involve the following.
- Labview coding will be used extensively as all of the controls for the hand will be done using Labview.
- Implementation of the proposed software and design iteration
- The Controls team members are expected to collaborate with the thumb and pinky team to develop an optimization plan.
- The controls team will also play an important role in air muscle design. Since this team will be controlling the air muscles, they should also gain an in depth knowledge of how they work
|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).|
|Team Schedule (PDF)|
Team Skill Assessement
Team Member Self-Assessment in Various Skills Applicable to our Project.