P17046: The Overcomer - Lower Extremity
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Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Project Summary

Physical disabilities prevent people of all ages and backgrounds from having the opportunity to be involved in many physical activities. Being physically active can help young children develop strong interpersonal and interaction skills as well as allow all ages to improve stamina and muscle strength while promoting general feelings of well-being.

In order to provide a solution Joe Kabes, founder of Inclusivity Incorporated, has developed and tested an initial prototype of the The Overcomer: Lower Extremity (OLE). The OLE is an assistive technology to allow children or adults who are confined to wheelchairs and walkers to participate in typical recreational activities such as soccer, hockey, golf and several more.

The goal of this project and partnership with RIT is to continue improving the current design as well as move the project from prototype to manufacturing. In addition, there is a parallel project to develop The Overcomer: Upper Extremity to increase the functionality of the device.

Project Description

Stakeholders

Company Role
Inclusivity Inc. Sponsor
Harbec Inc. Manufacturer
Monroe Wheelchair Project Advisement
Al Sigl Center Project Testing Site
Union Medial Pharmacy Testing Device Supplier
Additional Stakeholders
Patients
Parents
School Districts
Rehab Facilities

Use Cases

Use Case Example

Use Case Example

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Our project has no direct comparison within the target market and we therefore decided to instead benchmark a number of devices that serve a similar purpose to provide physical activity to either physically handicapped or rehabilitation patients.

Monark Rehab 871E PowerFit 3000 Resistance Gym 200 "Power Soccer" Guard
Weight (lbs) 55 37.5 7 UNK
Volume (ft^3) 2.5 29 3 UNK
Cost (USD) 1450 1680 350 330 + Brackets
Mounts to Wheelchair No Yes Yes Yes
Mechanical Assistance to User No No No No
Adjustable No Yes Yes No
Monark PowerFit Resistance Gym Power Soccer

Please note we have no affiliation with any of the above devices and all devices are property of their respective owners.

In addition to the above device benchmarking, we have also found some currently existing use cases: Adaptive Boccia and Power Soccer

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements

Table 1: Customer Requirements

Table 1: Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Table 2: Engineering Requirements

Table 2: Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Constraints

C1 - Cost - Must be between 500-1000 USD to be affordable.
U3 - Installation - Must be installed in 1-3 minutes.
S2 - Weight - Must be transportable with each component at 8-12 lbs.
S5 - Manufacturable - Design must use as few "custom" parts as possible.

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House of Quality

Table 3: House of Quality

Table 3: House of Quality

House of Quality

Risks

Table 4:Risk Management

Table 4:Risk Management

Risk Management

Design Review Materials

Agenda

Supporting Documentation

Plans and Schedule for Phase II

 Phase II Schedule

Phase II Schedule


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