|Project Summary||Project Information|
Around 4.6% of people 65 and older suffer from a form of Essential Tremor, or an involuntary rhythmic shaking. It generally begins in the arms and can progress to the head, neck, and voice.
Last year team 17044 developed a wearable device for patients with ET to mitigate their tremors so that they can function in everyday life. The team had no way of testing the device with anatomically and physiologically correct forms and motions and had no easy way to obtain feedback on the performance of the device.
The goal of this project is to develop a way to test the tremor mitigation device. The test rig must mimic a human arm and be able to measure the performance of the tremor mitigation device. The test rig is limited by a budget of $750, dimensions of 3x2x2 ft, the physiological data collected by the DAQ team, and the real range of motion of the human arm.
Our team aims to have a test rig that can incorporate patient data on ET to mimic the motions in order to allow the mitigation device to be properly tested and receive feedback on its performance.
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|Eric Goodrich||Biomedical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tommy Nguyen||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Zoe Bottcher||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Megan Bramlitt||Biomedical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Nicholas Gara||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
Below is a table of links to live or final documents that we used throughout the project.
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Validation & Presentation|