Planning & Execution
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Project SummaryThe goal of this project is to design and develop an active AFO that aids a user in the dorsiflexion of their foot when moving down stairs or ramps. The project utilizes a developed terrain sensor system to detect the upcoming terrain. The sensors are processed by a micro controller which then will trigger movement of a mechanical locking system to change the angle of the foot according to the angle of the upcoming terrain. The one page project summary can be accessed below.
The included image displays all of the customer needs for the device. The customer objectives were defined and then grouped based on their affinity. The affinity groups were determined to be: Safe, Flat Terrain, Portable, Comfortable, Durable, Special Terrain, and Convenient.
Engineering specifications were determined to set quantifiable values by which the customer recommendations can be achieved. Each engineering specification must be accounted for throughout the design process to ensure the project will achieve all needs of the customer.