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St. Joseph's House is a soup kitchen and homeless shelter that operates a bed shelter in the winter months. In 2011, the shelter experienced a bedbug infestation in which their benches and cots had to be disposed of. As a result, the shelter purchased army cots to replace the former cots. However, due to the fact that many of the tenants tend to bring bed bugs due to their current living conditions, the shelter takes extra precautions and places the current cots in the freezer to kill any living bacteria and washes the linens on sanitary settings. This has reduced the cradle-to-graveness of the current cots which are not expected to last more than one more season. RIT students worked together and came up with a preliminary design in which cots are able to be stacked when not in use and double as a bench. However, they were not able to analyze the design or create a prototype.
Sponsor Website: http://www.saintjoeshouse.org/
After given the original needs which indicated that the cots must be stacked, the team went to a budget meeting at St. Joseph's so the customer would be able to review our design, approve, and give us a set budget. However, it was to our discovery that the home had recently set up a series of pulleys which were used to suspend the cots into the air. The team then discovered that this was a temporary solution to the space issue that was hoped to become a long-term solution. We were then given a series a new requirements:
|Libbi Cook||Ergonomic Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Derek Kirsch||Design Engineeremail@example.com|
|Kevin Encarnacion||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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