P17080: Heart Pump and Circulatory System
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Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

The desire is to have established a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the current heart pump and circulatory system. The team objective is to identify changes that need to be made to both existing projects and develop a plan to carry out those changes.

Project Summary

In BIME 492 , students study dynamics and controls on physiological systems in a lab. Two previous senior design projects (P16080 and P16081) have developed a model of the heart and a model of the circulatory system. The models provide a more practical and extensive solution for running tests and simulations. However, these models were designed separately and not fully integrated together. Both models require changes to make them more robust, accurate, and user friendly.

The goal of this project is to make improvements to the two models. The primary concern is integrating the circulatory model with the heart model. Other issues to be addressed are improvements to reliability, model accuracy, ease of use, and ease of repair. We must ensure that both models can work together and demonstrate the desired physiological conditions for lab work. The resulting model will be used by BIME 492 students for years to come.

For more detailed background information, see Project Readiness Package.

Use Cases

Use Case Scenario

Use Case Scenario

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Project Goals

To create a functional and user friendly model of the heart and circulatory system that operates within the desired physiological conditions. The system will be controlled using a single LABView program. The heart will be compatible with the buildings pressurized air to increase the convenience of the system. The system should be optimal for assisting students in learning about how different physiological conditions effect the circulatory system.

Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

To see the live document, see Problem Definition Requirements

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

To see the live document, see Problem Definition Requirements

Constraints

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality Legend

House of Quality Legend

To see the live document, see House of Quality Table

Design Review Materials

To see the live document, see PowerPoint For Design Review

Preliminary Concerns

Plans for next phase

Preliminary Plans for Next Module

Preliminary Plans for Next Module

Team Action Items

See attached document for 3 week plan: Three Week Plans


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