P10010: Motion Tracking Sensor/public/
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Product Description/Project Objective Statement
- The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic has expressed the need for a portable motion tracking system capable of measuring patients' range of motion in their natural environments.
- The primary ranges of motion of interest in this
- the motion of a human limb, where a limb is defined as a 3-bar linkage, for example: upper leg, lower leg, and foot.
- the motion of a human's lower back, where lower back is defined as the lumbar region, with 3 points of contact: sacrum, L1-L2, L3-L5.
- This project is focused on researching the sensor aspects of a motion tracking system comprising of multiple sensors, a portable microcontroller, and some form of software interface. A sensor enclosure will also be investigated to be compatible with the human interface designed in P10011.
- The goal of this project is to create a portfolio of multiple sensor options for future RIT senior design teams working with Nazareth.
Key Business Goals/Project Deliverables
- To present future RIT Senior Design Teams with
sufficient tools to create a portable motion tracking
device for the Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic.
- Said device will be sustainable for at least 1 day of use between recharging.
- Said device will be capable of collecting and exporting data in a usable format.
- Said device will be compatible with human interface created by P10011.
- To record all found information on EDGE allowing future RIT MSD teams to enhance their project capabilities.
- To enhance the knowledge base of the Biomedical Systems and Technologies Track regarding sensor usage.
Primary Market/Project Opportunities
- Future RIT Senior Design Projects
- Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic
- Other Physical Therapy Clinics
- RIT Engineering Department
- RIT Students' Personal Interests
Secondary Market/Project Opportunities
- Athletics Departments
- Any field where motion tracking data is needed
- University Research
Assumptions and Constraints
- Project must be fully ovulated by the end of MSDII
- Project must not exceed its budget allocation
- Dr. Beth DeBartolo (Faculty Guide)
- Faculty Consultant (TBA)
- Dr. Sara Gombatto (Nazareth PT Clinic)
- Dr. J.J. Mowder-Tinney (Nazareth PT Clinic)
- National Science Foundation (Funding)