P18011: Wheelchair Accessible Restroom 2
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Individuals who are deemed disabled can have trouble with some everyday tasks, such as using the restroom. To provide disabled peoples a better experience while in the restroom, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has established federal regulations for what constitutes an accessible restroom facility. These regulations outline the minimum dimensions to be allotted as well as positioning of grab bars for ease of transfer to and from the toilet. Due to the nature of some disabilities, some individuals do not find these accommodations adequate and require a significant amount of time or help from an aide or healthcare professional to complete the task of going to the bathroom.

A new system can be introduced so that any wheelchair bound individual can use the restroom safely and quickly with ease. The key steps to be addressed by this device are the processes of transferring to the toilet, cleaning themselves, and transferring back to the toilet.

The outcome of this venture is a fully operational prototype This prototype will be demonstrated to both the customer and at ImagineRIT. It is desired that the design be able to be incorporated in an existing accessible restroom without being cost prohibitive.

Project Name
Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom 2
Project Number
P18011
Start Term
2171
End Term
2175
Faculty Guide
Art North
Sponsor
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Team Members

Pictured (left to right): Ziye Zhu, Bethany Tisa, Jessica Dzialo, Nick Senita, Kevin Drain

Pictured (left to right): Ziye Zhu, Bethany Tisa, Jessica Dzialo, Nick Senita, Kevin Drain

Member Discipline Role Contact
Ziye Zhu ID Lead Designer zxz4527@rit.edu
Bethany Tisa BME Head of Communications bat1535@rit.edu
Jessica Dzialo ISE Project Manager jxd3361@rit.edu
Nick Senita ME Lead Engineer nxs1836@rit.edu
Kevin Drain ME Facilitator kxd4407@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements