Final Project Documentation
Table of Contents
Final System Integration
Completed, Functional Prototype
DisclaimerUsing the previously documented drawings and raw materials called out in the Bill of Materials, the Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Technologies Seat Lifter can be reconstructed, however, it is highly advised that this system is not built to its current form.
Seriously, Don't Do ItThe system itself is currently suffering for severe stability issues. During full system level testing, it was revealed that the center of gravity is located more than a foot in front of the end of the feet meant to keep the entire system stable. The seat, if sat on in it's current configuration above, will completely tip over, possibly resulting in injury to the user.
Again Seriously, Don't Sit On It
Final Risks: Absence of the Pump
As stated during the last phase, one of the major risks/concerns was that some of the components would not be completed in time for Imagine RIT. As it turns out, that risk was 1000% valid. In order to have a semi-funcitoning demonstration piece for Imagine, the pump and pump housing needed to be removed from the equation to allow for more time to assemble the full system.
Due to the lack of the pump, the two bottle jacks are not tied together. This makes it essentially impossible for the user to raise or lower themselves while sitting on the toilet seat. However, as was previously mentioned, it is impossible to sit on the toilet anyways due to stability concerns. Therefore the slightly shift final outcome scope is a functional prototype "Proof of Concept" device that lifts and lowers a toilet seat capable of supporting a 500 [lb] user cantilevered over the toilet bowl. This now serves as a base, first iteration, for what is likely a generational project.
Completed System Assembly Photos
Imagine RIT System Demo
Our collaboration with the Industrial Design Department culminated in their final showcase. Here, a much more polished Industrial Design system model was successfully demonstrated in the ID Capstone Showcase.
Imagine ExhibitThe entire team was able to showcase the toilet system at the 2017 Imagine RIT Festival held on May 6th, 2017.This rain or shine event draws tens of thousands of people from the surrounding Rochester area every year and has been voted the favorite family friendly festival in the area.
Link To Imagine RIT Homepagehttps://www.rit.edu/imagine/
Imagine RIT Photos
It may have been one of the wettest Imagine Festivals on record, but that sure didn't damping the spirit of the Rochester Community! There was a steady stream of interest in the exhibit all day long.
Final Technical Paper
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