P18026: Infant Incubator

Planning & Execution

Table of Contents

Content related to this node can be found in the Project Management directory.

Intellectual Property Considerations

Due to the humanitarian context of this project, CRIB believes our findings, results, and ultimately IP should be left in the public domain.

Team Setup

Victoria Tripp – Project Manager

I am a Mechanical Engineering student at RIT from Western Massachusetts. I have completed three co-ops, one term at Toyota and two with Depuy Synthes, a Johnson and Johnson Company. I found the most interest in the medical device industry while working on surgical tool prototyping and new product documentation and validation. I am an alumni of Alpha Xi Delta’s Delta Lambda Chapter at RIT in which I served on my chapter’s executive board as Financial Vice President. I love everything about Boston and am an avid Boston sports fan.

Nicholas DeChane – Lead Engineer

I am a United States Marine going through the mechanical engineer program to get my degree, in order to receive my commission as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. I co-oped at Meritool and Wegmans. I grew up on a farm and I read a lot.

Brenna Woodling – External Communications (Callabrador)

I am a current fifth year BS/MS student at RIT working toward a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MS in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. I was born in Charlotte, NC but I was raised in Buffalo, NY. I've been on the RIT Swimming and Diving team since my freshman year, and I am currently a team captain in my last year of competition. My previous co-op experiences have been at Welch Allyn in new product development and at Adarza Biosystems in research and development. I am thrilled that my senior design project involvement has the potential to help people and improve the healthcare system in Honduras.

Ashley Pitters – Internal Communications

I am a dual degree BS/MS student in Biomedical Engineering and Public Policy for Science and Technology at RIT. I have lived all over the world, including; the Netherlands, Qatar, Singapore and the United States. My family is now permanently settled in Oswego NY, on Lake Ontario. I am an Army ROTC Cadet had have trained under Chemical and Engineering Units. During this time, I participated in a joint training operation with the Mexican Army, working on hazmat procedures. I also participated on a joint operation with the Peruvian government supporting food and water resiliency projects. As a student, I have participated in competitive sailing competitions and have spent two years as a voluntary dog walker for a local animal shelter.

Jennifer Russo – Purchasing Manager

I am a current student in the Electrical Engineering program at RIT and am from Marcellus, NY. I have worked in the SMFL at RIT and am a TA for the Electrical Engineering Department here at RIT for the past 5 years. My coops were all at SRCTec as a Test Engineer.

Suleman Ullah – Documentation

I am a BS/MS Electrical Engineering student with a concentration in Digital Systems. I am originally from Pakistan, moved to the US for college. I have done all my coops at Alstom signaling. Initially as an Hardware Designer and then as an Application Engineer.

Team Values and Norms


To define the team's expectations of its members and used as the basis for peer reviews.


All team members will conduct themselves honestly and respectfully at all times. The foundation of trust is honesty and everyone regardless of position, deserves respect.This document is living and subject to change throughout the senior design process.
Team members should make their best effort to be on time. Meetings will have a 5-minute late window period, any team member that arrives at a meeting past this time is responsible for catching themselves up with what they have missed. Team members must be respectful of other team member’s time and are expected to be forth coming about scheduling conflicts.
Team members will complete their task thoroughly and completely, so that their work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a team member is unable to complete their task due to personal time conflicts or is academically unprepared to complete their task they will inform their team as soon as possible so an alternative solution can be developed.
Team member will have two methods of communicating with other members in the team. Examples include; group text, email, and Facebook messenger. All communication between team members will be respectful and honest. Team members will listen to each other with an open mind and without interruption.
Professional and Ethical
To the best of their abilities, team members will complete their task by team agreed upon due dates and times. Respect the values and sensitivity of the project and others. All documentation shall be correctly and appropriately cited throughout the EDGE website as well as in personal logbooks. Team members are willing to help out other team members that are feeling overwhelmed by the work they have been assigned.
Conflict Resolution
As a team, members will communicate clear and concise objectives prior to tasking said objectives to individual team members. In the event of personal disputes within the team bring your concerns to the specified team member in a calm and rational manner. If this approach does not lead to a resolution seek the mediation of another team member or the team guide.
Each team member will contribute an equal share to the success of the project.
Demonstrates the core RIT values of SPIRIT https://www.rit.edu/overview/vision-mission-values

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A detailed rubric can be viewed at public/Project Management/teamwork

Escalation Process

In the event of personal disputes within the team bring your concerns to the specified team member in a calm and rational manner. If this approach does not lead to a resolution seek the mediation of another team member or the team guide.

Project Plans & Schedules


The job gantt allows the team to ensure timely delivery of all required work products, identify prerequisite tasks with owners, ensure special resource needs are met.

Outputs and Destination

A job gantt can be seen in the Problem Definition node under Project Planning.

Risk Assessment and Growth Curves


The Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) allows for an in depth evaluation of any potential risks during the use of the product. When evaluating risks, a cause and effect are assigned in order to determine the root of the issue and define countermeasures to lower the potential occurrence.

Assessment Overview

Risk Assessment per FMEA Standards

Risk Assessment per FMEA Standards

Other Team Resources

The team plans to meet in the MSD Design Center for all meetings unless other space and equipment needed is provided else where. Other potential meeting space includes, but is not limited to the EE Senior Design Lab, the ME Machine Shop, and the soldering lab in Institute. All lab safety training is completed by the team for the labs intended to be used. Visits to local hospitals will also occur as Strong Memorial is a partner with Hope 4 Honduras.

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

MSD1 Meeting minutes will be compiled and included. Thus far the team has taken on separate tasks and each team member has been responsible for reviewing and approving said tasks when completed.


Primary Customer

Dr. Alejandro Young
Chief Neonatologist, Hospital Esquela
Boulevard Suyapa Tegucigalpa, Honduras
+504 2232-2322 (main number) / alejandroyoung@hotmail.com


Prof. Mary Golden
RIT, Chair Interior Design
RIT Hope For Honduras Project Director
585-315-7080 (cell) / megfaa@rit.edu
Chris Leibfried
Multidisciplinary Senior Design Guide
Prof. Cory Stiehl
Multidisciplinary Senior Design Guide
(585) 475-2723 (cell)/ cksbme@rit.edu

Project Reviews

Preparation, notes and actions, etc. Refer to Gate Reviews page, as well.

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