P15073: Autonomous IV Stand
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An autonomous intravenous (IV) stand is a device that allows for mobile medicine distribution without the need for the patient to maneuver the device. The current IV stand causes patients to use the stand for stability when walking, has a large base that causes trip hazards, and is difficult for weak patients to maneuver. The IV stand became prominent in the 1950's and the design has not experienced much modification since then.

This project modifies the existing IV stand by developing and implementing an autonomous system that will follow a patient around a medical facility while avoiding objects. Other outcomes include improvements to the design of the stand such as a smaller base, the ability manually maneuver, the ability to provide stand height adjustability, and the ability to hold more than 4 IV bags.

Project Name
Autonomous IV Stand
Project Number
P15073
Project Family
Medical Device
Start Term
2014-1
End Term
2014-2
Faculty Guide
Michael Zona, michael.zona@xerox.com
Primary Customer
N/A
Sponsor (financial support)
Dr. Richard DeMartino, rdemartino@saunders.rit.edu

Team Members

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Member Role Contact
Caitlin Conway Team Member - EE cvc8346@rit.edu
Christina Pysher Team Facilitator - BME/ME cmp3875@rit.edu
Michael Binger Project Manager - ME mab4939@rit.edu
Nicholas Goddard Project Planner - ISE njg7693@rit.edu
Ethan Whritenor Team Member - ME erw1654@rit.edu
Nicholas Jacobs Team Member - EE nej9749@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

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Planning & Execution

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Build, Test, Document

Publications & Presentations

Acknowledgements


Planning & Execution | Problem Definition | Systems Design | Detailed Design | Build, Test, Document | Publications & Presentations | Photo Gallery