P18026: Infant Incubator
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Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

The team's main objective during the problem definition phase was to develop a list of customer and engineering requirements in order to determine the key deliverables of the project. These key deliverables helped create the structure of the project plan as the in depth design phase approaches.The team goals were achieved with the help and collaboration of the emergency vehicle multidisciplinary senior design team as well as Hope 4 Honduras representatives.

Project Summary

The main problem facing our team is to design and develop an incubator with the required functionality that is low-cost and portable. The incubator needs to be small enough to fit in most cars and needs to be capable of being assembled and repaired using the materials available in Honduras hospitals.

The problem summary can be found here

Use Cases

User scenario for portable neonatal incubator

User scenario for portable neonatal incubator

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

The main goal of our team is to prolong the life of a baby in critical condition until it can be passed off to higher medical authorities, utilizing a low tech incubator that is easily and cheaply reproducible.

Interview Questions

Route:

Mandatory Design Needs:

Other Design Wants:

Facts:

Budget:

Future Manufacturing Needs:

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements established by customer

Customer Requirements established by customer

Customer requirements can be found here

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Customer Requirements established by customer

Customer Requirements established by customer

Engineering requirements can be found here

Constraints

Cost:

Build:

Travel:

Reproducibility & Maintenance:

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

Live version of House of Quality can be found here

Design Review Materials

Design Review Presentation for the problem definition review can be found here

Plans for next phase

Planning for the next phase can be found here

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