P16041: Smart Walker IV


Project Summary Project Information

The Smart Walker is a device that furthers the assistance that can be given to the elderly in long term care facilities. The device will have the same look and feel as a standard walker, but is able to perform many other diagnostic functions. It will collect life signs such as heart rate and temperature, as well as using sensors such as microphone array, infrared camera, and accelerometers to determine when a patient falls or is at risk of falling. The walker will also be able to navigate in the room autonomously when it is not in use by the person. Thus, locomotion and obstacle avoidance hardware and software are required.

The main goal of this year’s senior design project is to complete the integration of all subsystems on the Smart Walker and test the robustness of the mechanical components as well as the completed system. All software will be tested and validated in order to verify correct and safe system operation.

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Project Name
Smart Walker IV
Project Number
Project Family
Smart Walker
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
George Slack, gbseee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Multi Agent Bio-Robotics Lab
Sponsor (financial support)
Ferat Sahin, feseee@rit.edu

Team Members

From left to right: Danielle Stone, Stephen Hayes, Alex Synesael, Alexei Rigaud

From left to right: Danielle Stone, Stephen Hayes, Alex Synesael, Alexei Rigaud

Member Role Contact
Alexei Rigaud EE - Hardware Lead alr7175@g.rit.edu
Stephen Hayes EE - Software Lead smh1719@rit.edu
Danielle Stone EE - Edge Manager dms1307@rit.edu
Alex Synesael EE - Team Leader ads3772@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystem Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation