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Road Map Mission Statement
Dr. Hensel-Road Map Direction - 7April09 (Admin Direction Meeting)
Road map description
- Expidite the process of Assistive device project, by pulling enabling technologies from all past current and future ideas. Using set based concurrent engineering, these enabling technologies will be developed modularly so each senior design team does not spend time developing specific technologies to each project. Rather expanding on what previous teams have done and using their knowledge as a basis, and enhancing the technologies only further rather than all over again.
- The intent of this roadmap is to not only utilize the brain power of MSD but of 1st and 3rd year engineering classes as well. The Assistive Devices track will be introduced earlier in the engineering curriculum as to use classes currently scheduled in the 1st, and 3rd years to introduce Assistive Device type projects for students. The projects will be modelled based on the knowledge at each year level and pevious experience in their curriculum. A database of solutions will be kept that will allow MSD teams to draw upon the abundance of undergraduate solutions while in the design phase of their MSD project.
Road map goals
- To facilitate the development or advancement of a new or existing project within the assistive devices track of Senior Design through the creation of a Project Readiness Package.
- To pinpoint enabling technologies and incorporate the development of them into future Senior Design projects in the assistive devices track.
- To develop a database of solutions from 1st and 3rd year projects to be used by future Senior Design teams for problems solving.
- National Science Foundation grant will be extended
- Roadmap will be continued by DPM students in Fall 2009
- Lower class level classes will buy-in and work with MSD to develop projects that can benifit Senior Design.
- Database of project ideas will be in a location and utilized by Senior Design.
- National Science Foundation
- Multi-Disciplinary Senior Design
- 1st and 3rd year professors of classes that use Design teams to solve problems and could model assistive device problems to be solved along the road map
- 1st and 3rd year students in the classes
- Dr. Edward Hensel
- Rochester Institute of Technology