P10012: Assistive Devices - Design Process Improvement


Project Summary Project Information

The Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic offers a multitude of services to clients who normally could not afford physical therapy. Much of Nazareth's work is focused on increasing patients' mobility lost due to conditions such as developmental disabilities, strokes, and multiple sclerosis. RIT Senior Design teams have worked closely with the clinic in the past, aiming to provide Nazareth with helpful assistive devices. However, there has been a high rate of failure for the projects completed to date. The aim of this project is to improve the success of RIT Senior Design projects by developing process improvements that will limit the impact of failures and improve communication between RIT teams and the clinic all while maintaining the integrity of the Senior Design course.

Project Name
Design Process Improvement
Project Number
Project Family
Assistive Devices
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. DeBartolo (Mechanical Engineering)
Faculty Consultant
Professor John Kaemmerlen (Industrial and Systems Engineering)
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Mr. Sanjay Palit
Primary Customer
Nazareth College Physical Therapy Clinic

Design History

MSD I Checklist

MSD II Checklist

Planning Concept Level Design

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

MSD I Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Required Resources

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

Team Documents

Contact Information


General Notes and Documents

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