P18025: ZoomTots RIT


Project Summary Project Information

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Problem Statement

A modified ride-on car is a mobility device that allows children with mobility related disabilities to participate in social activities with their peers. This device allows the child to move independently and learn the motor skills they’ll need as they mature. As of 2007, University of Delaware’s Go Baby Go! Program creates customizable ride-on cars for children with limited mobility to open up their cognitive, social, and motor development.

The goals for this project are to analyze current designs from Go Baby Go! to modify the ride-on car to be used by a child with disabilities between the ages of 1 and 3 years old and to be controlled by the caregiver if needed. Some areas to be improved upon on these current designs are client specific controls, stability, physical support, and remote assistance. It is important to be able to easily place, secure, and remove the child from the vehicle. The expected result of the project is a functional prototype vehicle that can be used by the client. The resulting design must meet ASTM and ISO safety standard for ride on toys and powered mobility devices.

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Project Name
Modified Ride-On Car for Toddlers
Project Number
Start Term
Spring 2018
End Term
Fall 2018
Faculty Guide
Art North, ajnddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Leah Talbot, Leah.Talbot@waynearc.org
Sponsor (financial support)
MSD/Roosevelt Children’s Center

Team Members

ZoomTotsRIT Engineering Team

ZoomTotsRIT Engineering Team

Member Role Contact
Allison Crim Project Manager amc7957@rit.edu
Kathryn Cyr Liason kxc1461@rit.edu
Austin Goddard Software Lead apg3076@rit.edu
Brady Sweeney Director of Finance bxs1462@rit.edu
Alaiya Tuntemeke Chief Electrical Eng. act9372@rit.edu
Solomiya Vysochanska Chief Mechanical Eng. sxv9719@rit.edu


Work Breakdown: By Phase


Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

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 Validation Presentation & Dissemination

Project Readiness Package




Risk Management

Problem Management

Use Cases


Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection


Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams



Test Plans & Results

Technical Paper