P10001: Balance Training Bicycle 2.0


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Project Summary Project Information

The Balance Training Bicycle 2.0 is a project commissioned by the Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic. The first iteration was done in 2007 as a Multidisciplinary Design Project P08001. The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic offers services to neurological and orthopedic physical therapy patients who normally could not afford physical therapy. Nazareth's office space and budget are both significantly limited, and their organization is unable to afford many machines available to mainstream physical therapy clinics. Therefore, the National Science Foundation funds the RIT Senior Design projects commissioned by Nazareth College.

The Balance Training Bicycle is derived from the need to bridge the gap between a stationary bicycle and a normal bicycle. Some higher achieving neurological physical therapy patients desire to return to riding a normal bicycle, but have lost some of the balance needed to do so. The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic would like a piece of equipment that can provide the safety of stationary bicycle, but the balance challenges of a regular bicycle.

Final CAD Model

Final CAD Model

Finished Bike

Finished Bike

Project Name
Balance Training Bicycle 2.0
Project Number
Project Family
Assistive Devices
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Elizabeth DeBartolo (ME)
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Matthew Marshall (ISE)
Primary Customer
Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic

Project Plan

MSD I Project Plan

MSD II Project Plan

Action Items

Detailed Design Review February 12

Past Action Items-MSD I

Documents for Future Work

Successes and Failures

Usability Study for Patients and Physical Therapists

Possible Suggestions for Future Work

Team Documents

Planning Concept Level Design MSD II System Level Design

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Customer Needs Assessment

Objective Tree

Function Tree

House of Quality

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

New Risk Assessment

Team Values and Norms

Intellectual Property Considerations

Identify Customer Needs


Project Architecture

Metrics Table

Generate Product Concepts

Concept Selection Matrices

Test Product Concept(s)

Feasibility Study

MSD II Flowchart

Preliminary Test Plans

Detailed Test Plans

Frame Analysis

Rope Specifications

Instruction Manual

Assembly Plan (Powerpoint file, Save file as with a .ppt extension)

Future Work

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Final Bill of Materials (Excel file, save file as with a .xls extension)

Photo Gallery