P18043: Tremor Mitigation DAQ
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Problem Definition

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Problem Definition Documents directory

Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

During this phase of the process, our team determined the focus of our project. It was found that there are three distinct sensor systems that need to be created and the data they collect needs to be correlated together to create a usable data set for other teams.

Project Summary

In the US, roughly 7 million individuals suffer from some form of a tremor with over 200,000 suffering from essential tremors. An essential tremor is an involuntary rhythmic muscle movement often affecting the arms and hands of individuals. As a result, patients’ fine motor abilities are impacted causing difficulty in performing daily tasks.

Currently, there are no devices that can correlate position, tremor data, and EMG signals. Devices exist that can do one of the requirements, but none consider combining all three systems.

The goal of this project is to create a system that can monitor position, tremor data, and EMG signals. The device will have to then filter the data properly and then correlate the data. The data must be provided in a state that it is usable by other teams working on tremor mitigation systems.

Here is a link to the Project Summary document.

Use Cases

The following diagram describes a scenario where a person facing ETs goes to see a doctor for testing on their ETs and the Essential Tremors DAQ is used to collect data to provide a better diagnosis to the doctor.
 Use Case Scenario

Use Case Scenario

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

See spreadsheet

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

See spreadsheet

Risks

Technical

Safety

Societal/Environmental

Resource

Constraints

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

See file

Plans for next phase

Here is a link to our CURRENT Project Plan. Subject to change.

The following is a CAD drawing of what we think the device worn by the user will roughly look like.

Preliminary CAD Model

Preliminary CAD Model


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