Assistive Devices Roadmap
Table of Contents
Collecting Project Background Raw Data
- Dr. Edward Hensel - DPM Professor, ME Dept. Head
- Dr. Hensel - April 7, 2009
Dr. Hensel met with National Science Foundation Representative - May 11, 2009
- Presented updated Roadmap
Roadmap Description - Overall
- Expand the Assistive Devices track to other parts of the RIT Engineering curriculum. Use classes currently scheduled in the 1st, and 3rd years to introduce Assistive Device type projects for students. The projects will be adjusted for difficulty depending on the year level. This will enable MSD teams to draw upon established solutions from other undergraduates when designing their MSD project.
- Identify and propose enabling technologies for future MSD project use. These enabling technologies are modular technologies that can be applied to various MSD projects in the past, present, and future. This would save current project teams valuable design time when planning the solution to their own MSD project. If a solution has already been developed, it can be injected into the project and used or enhanced throughout the duration of the MSD project.
- To pinpoint enabling technologies and incorporate the development of them into future Senior Design projects in the assistive devices track.
- To be able have fully functional and replicable enabling technologies to facilitate future Senior Design projects as well as projects that span across year levels at Rochester Institute of Technology.
- To develop a database of solutions from 1st and 3rd year projects to be used by future Senior Design teams for problems solving.
The above picture is the representation of the Assistive Devices Roadmap using the analogy of road symbols everyone is familiar with. The detailed explanation can be found here: Assistive Devices Roadmap Slides
Assumptions and Constraints
- Roadmap will be followed through after 2009 Senior Design track
- Just developed, therefore slow moving initially
- National Science Foundation grant will be extended
- Dr. Edward Hensel (ME Dept. Head)
- Dr. Beth DeBartolo (ME)
- National Science Foundation
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Multidisciplinary Senior Design