Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase
During this project phase, the team focused on developing a thorough understanding of Essential Tremor, the work that was done by P17044, the efficacy of the existing prototypes, and understanding how our project relates to the Data Acquisition and Test Arm teams' projects.
A tremor mitigation device is a wearable assistive medical device that helps to control the patient's involuntary rhythmic muscle movement. Specifically, the device should diminish the intensity of the tremors and augment the patient's ability to perform daily tasks. Currently, prototypes include a proof of concept device with a testing platform for the integrated system. The prototype in place lacks some features and functionality that limit the device's readiness for implementation.
The efficacy of the device should be improved, specifically determining and refining the sensitivity of the system and addressing a wider range of movements.
Link to document : Use Case
Project Goals and Key Deliverables
- A working prototype that addresses a physiologically accurate essential tremor motion.
- All design documentation.
Customer Requirements (Needs)
Link to document: Customer Requirements
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
Link to document: Engineering Requirements
- Max $500 to create
- Max $100 to reproduce
- Under 5 lbs.
- Portable power source
- Rechargeable power source
- Effective for mitigation of essential tremor motion
House of Quality
Link to document: House of Quality
Link to document: Risk Management
Link to document: Benchmarking