P17045: Motorized Pediatric Stander 5


Project Summary Project Information

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.

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. To start, existing models will be inspected for problems, possible design improvements and shortfalls, for instance, electrical unreliability, cumbersome operation, 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 industrial design, business, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer engineering students to ensure appropriate physical and electrical design, and market engagement for the developed product.

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Project Name
Motorized Pediatric Stander 5
Project Number
Project Family
Accessibility & Inclusion Technology
Start Term
2165 (Spring 2017)
End Term
2171 (Fall 2017)
Faculty Guide
Ed Hanzlik, echeee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Linda Brown, PT
Sponsor (financial support)
DR. Steven Day, swdeme@rit.edu

Team Members

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Member Role Contact
Tom Guerin [CE] Software Lead tgg7337@rit.edu
Andrew Carter [EE] axc9970@rit.edu
Andrew Kowalczyk [EE] Electrical Design Lead agk9900@rit.edu
Khalifa Albishr [ME] Team Lead kaa1441@rit.edu
Ahmed Alzaabi [ME] axa1726@rit.edu
Sean Garbarino [EE] EDGE Lead srg2476@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Problem Definition

Systems 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


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.