Team Vision for Problem Definition PhaseTeam Plans:
- Review project readiness package for basis of understanding
- Brainstorm use case scenarios for product
- Interview customer on topics of importance
- Brainstorm key stakeholders
- Lay out team values and norms
- Create a list of Engineering and Customer Requirements
- Define benchmarking parameters for concussion detection products
- Research power management options for longer lasting and rechargeable device
- Our team was able to identify major stakeholders
- Our customer was interviewed and brainstormed questions of importance were answered
- The team sat down together and laid out a list of norms and values to follow
- The project was benchmarked through analysis of other similar products
- The product was analyzed for potential risks and solutions were discussed
- A list of requirements from an engineering standpoint as well as from the customer was written
- The future direction of the project was laid out into a three week plan
Project SummaryProblem Statement:
Athletes that play contact sports always run the risk of receiving concussions. One of the issues with concussions is that after an athlete receives a concussion, if they suffer another force to the head it will make the concussion severely worse. There is currently no widely marketed solution on the market that integrates a concussion monitoring solution into the helmet and allows the coach/team trainers to view the impacts that all of the athletes on the field are feeling.
The goal of the project is to create a wireless real time analyzing device to monitor an athlete during his/her game in case of a concussion.
The expected end result would be a functional prototype which can send data to an easily interpreted interface, which can be monitored and a concussion can be instantly recognized.
For a full list of use cases, click here.
Project Goals and Key DeliverablesProject Goal:
The end result of the project would ideally be a marketable prototype to calculate the g-force an athlete feels in a given collision. The device will also feature a computer interface allowing medical teams to track collision forces to detect the occurrence of a concussion in real time.
The customer can expect to receive a working prototype helmet which will send data to an fully implemented interface. Ideally, the helmet will be able to operate through any collisions throughout a full season without being damaged or running out of energy.
To view the Goals and Deliverables document, click here.
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Customer Requirements (Needs)
The working Customer Requirements can be found here
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
The working Engineering Requirements can be found here.
- The device fits inside or on existing helmets. The current focus is on football or hockey helmets, but compatibility with other helmets will be considered.
- The device is lightweight and does not impose any restrictions on an athlete's ability to perform.
- East to use and shows a clear indicator for when a flag is raised.
- Be fully functional for at least 10-12 hours to ensure operation through the entire duration of sporting events.
- Can withstand extreme impacts.
- Fall within the allotted budget: Board Fabrication ($1000), Components ($1000), Board Assembly ($1000), Hardware Enclosure ($500)
- Meet the safety standards used for sporting equipment.
- Attempt to keep the price per unit bellow $20.
- Uses an accelerometer for g-force measurement.
- Uses the Zigbee Protocol for data transmission.
House of Quality
The working Benchmarking can be found here.
The working House of Quality can be found here.
For a full list of Risks, click here.
Design Review MaterialsThe Problem Definition presentation given on 9/14/17 can be found here
The resulting review notes and action plans can be found here
Plans for next phase
- The working Gantt Chart can be found here
- For a list of all individual three week plans, click here