P10005: Balance Rehabilitation
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Dr. DeBartolo and Hanzlik

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Faculty Guide Interview
Interviewers: Jeff Rebmann, Yi Xie, Rochelle Perry
Guides: Dr. DeBartolo and Dr. Ed Hanzlik
Date 22 April 2009, 4th Floor Senior Design
Explain to them background of roadmap and went over highlights of meeting with JJ and Sara. Debrief more later.

Ed: think about how do you get a successful outcome from the 1st year or 3rd year students? How to you get more of them to get it earlier? Need some more ideas and information so they can translate to more concrete ideas. A lot of these things are arraying data and information. Those are useful skills for younger students.

DeBartolo: these kind of projects are nice because it gets younger students to understand needs, instead of just doing what they are told. If the professor is the customer, it betters communication between them.

Jeff: maintenance became an issue after talking to JJ. That was an idea that was brought up.

Ed: this is day 33 of the 55 day of DPM. Is maintenance an acceptable project for DPM? Analyze it, what it should be vs what it is.

DeBartolo: go back and see what's happening, like a case study, then put these factors back into SD so they could improve future projects.

Ed: the customer is always smarter when they have the product. The customer did not know exactly what they wanted at first. 2 dimensions, 1) it didn't meet the mark at first, 2) upon use, problems and ideas were found and could be fixed Is this something one of you guys could do? Develop a maintenance plan for all the Nazareth projects? Kaizen, continuous improvement. Alpha prototype is usually always improved on. Assistive device portfolio enhancement. Can come up with lessons learned. Closes the feedback loop. One example (set screws) You want to be in a learning community.

Jeff: explain to them the 3 projects we were given The motion tracker is an enabling technology

Ed: whoever is doing the motion tracker can use it as a benchmark which other could compare and improve on. These projects need to have their scope defined. You should have a clear path in the future in case it can't be finished. Need to have roadmap idea all the time.

DeBartolo: would the motion tracker be specific for this project? Or would it be universal? Develop it so it can be incorporated into not just one project, but multiple as well

Ed: make the value of the projects obvious to everyone in the beginning. Helps clarify scope and what's next.

Jeff: it seems like we have 3 distinct projects.

Ed: still thinking about maintenance

DeBartolo: to go through and look through each of the 6 projects already done and implement a solution is still a good amount of work.

Ed: it is still a real engineering problem. It is not a clean sheet SD problem. It's important that there is improvement on past projects. This is a case of dealing with ambiguity. Ponder the fit with your personalities I bet if you gave JJ a choice, out of the 4 ideas you have, JJ would choose maintenance first.

This maintenance issue could be more for the fall DPM

DeBartolo: something else you could do if it can't develop the roadmap in detail, toss in some ideas for the roadmap.

Ed: your tasked to think about it, document your thinking. You guys could role-play younger students, see if you could handle it.

Jeff: these would facilitate the need for extending the grant as well. Hippo therapy and spine are new.

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