P15041: Smart Walker III


Project Summary Project Information

The Smart Walker is a device that will assist the elderly or disabled with walking. In addition, the Smart Walker also measures and records its user’s vitals and other useful information. This gives elderly or disabled people more independence, and also simplifies the job of anyone potentially taking care of them. Currently there are prototypes for the Smart Walker, however they are incomplete and/or do not fit all of the criteria for the desired product.

The goal of this project is to have a completely functional walker with several added capabilities. It should be able to monitor the vital signs of the user, detect if the user has fallen or is likely to fall, and have the ability to operate autonomously in certain situations. The Smart Walker must be able to perform self-navigation, fall detection, and sensor data logging while resembling a normal walker. Anything that was not already purchased under the previous designs will be incorporated into the $500 budget.

Smart Walker

Smart Walker

Project Name
Smart Walker III
Project Number
Project Family
Smart Walker
Start Term
Spring 2015
End Term
Fall 2015
Faculty Guide
George Slack, gbseee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Ferat Sahin, feseee@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Ferat Sahin, feseee@rit.edu

Team Members

(left to right) Christopher Jones, David Malanga, Jun Jie Huang, Kailee Polimeni, Jeremy Rossi

(left to right) Christopher Jones, David Malanga, Jun Jie Huang, Kailee Polimeni, Jeremy Rossi

Member Role Contact
Christopher Jones ME cmj1085@rit.edu
Dave Malanga EE dnm2777@rit.edu
Jun Jie Huang EE jxh9987@rit.edu
Kailee Polimeni ME kep6278@rit.edu
Jeremy Rossi EE jfr3382@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Problem Definition

Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design Review Documents

Build, Test, Document

Technical Paper



This project is a continuation of the Smart Walker II.