P16045: Motorized Pediatric Stander for the market
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Motorized pediatric standers are devices that allow for upright maneuverability opportunities for children with certain mobility impairments. This type of stander provides support for children who may have difficulty standing on their own, in addition to bone-growth strength and physical therapy support. The device, further, allows for children to move at some degree of independence, while being remotely-controlled by a supervisor.

Ultimately, motorized pediatric standers permit freedom of mobility, in comparison to standard wheelchairs, for the child to naturally interact with fellow peers and their surrounding environment. Previous iterations of this
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project have attempted to design a device that meets the specified design requirements to provide a Do-It-Yourself kit, but lacked in key aspects, such as, design variability among standers and kids, ease of use for end-users, and straight line of travel. It is also key to provide better documentation of device assembly, and use-instructions for all stakeholders involved with the final product.

The main goal of this project is to develop a functional motorized stander to be operated with a specific child, while allowing various adjustments for other children and standers to be utilized. In addition, shortfalls of the previous iterations, for instance, cumbersome and variable device design, and end-user Do-It-Yourself kit cost, will be addressed. Overall, the team will improve on the existing technical issues that remain from previous stander prototypes, and work towards improving the stander to be "market-ready". The final design will include the input of both industrial design and business students to ensure appropriate design support and market engagement for the developed product.

Project Name
Motorized Pediatric Stander
Project Number
P16045
Project Family
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
2155 (Spring 2016)
End Term
2161 (Fall 2016)
Faculty Guide
Edward Hanzlik, PE echeee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Linda Brown, PT
Sponsor (financial support)
Dr. Steven Day swdeme@rit.edu

Team Members

Back Row: Jelisse Rodriguez, Run Qiu, Elizabeth Stegner, George Carvell, Jack DeGonzaque, Michael Kelly, Holman Chung, Max De Sousa, Spar Patton Front Row: Diana Rodriguez, Jenna Hopkins, Paul Sira

Back Row: Jelisse Rodriguez, Run Qiu, Elizabeth Stegner, George Carvell, Jack DeGonzaque, Michael Kelly, Holman Chung, Max De Sousa, Spar Patton Front Row: Diana Rodriguez, Jenna Hopkins, Paul Sira

Member Role Contact
Paul Sira ISE, Team Lead pxs2378@rit.edu
George Carvell EE, Lead Engineer gfc1508@rit.edu
Holman Chung ME, Material Resource Planner hhc9231@rit.edu
Jenna Hopkins ME, Web Publishing Lead jmh9066@rit.edu
Max De Sousa EE, Electrical Controls mtd9428@rit.edu
Run Qiu EE, Electrical Controls rxq5972@rit.edu
Jack DeGonzaque CE, Computer Hardware Controls jsd6575@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

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

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the guidance of Mr. Edward Hanzlik, Dr. Steven Day, Mrs. Linda Brown, and the support of the Industrial Design and Business Teams.