P18347: Baby Stroller with HVAC
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Maura Keyes, our Systems Design Lead, developed the idea for the Climate ConStroller as a way to protect her baby niece from the cold weather of Alaska. Keyes’ sister is a young mother living in northern Alaska and she has to walk 10 minutes to and from work each day because her family only owns one car. She brings her baby to work with her everyday, meaning she has to expose her baby to harsh cold that could range anywhere from 0 [degrees F] to -40 [degrees F].

Infants and young children are more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature because of lower heat and cold tolerances. Keyes envisions a stroller that could be safer, not only for her niece, but for children with outdoor lifestyles in extreme environments.

The design of the stroller will be able to heat the baby carriage space in cold weather environments. The team will work with Dr. Hanzlik, a city mother with a background in both mechanical and biomedical engineering, to identify and define customer needs.

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Project Name
Baby Stroller with HVAC
Project Number
P18347
Project Family
Automated Systems and Controls
Start Term
Fall 2017
End Term
Spring 2018
Faculty Guide
Ed Hanzlik, echeee@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Josa Hanzlik, josa.hanzlik@gmail.com
Sponsor
RIT MSD

Team Members

From left to right: Prince Rex, Christina Pensabene, Emily Heitzhaus, Maura Keyes, Danielle Labelle, Ian Smith

From left to right: Prince Rex, Christina Pensabene, Emily Heitzhaus, Maura Keyes, Danielle Labelle, Ian Smith

Member Role Contact
Emily Heitzhaus Project Manager erh4315@rit.edu
Maura Keyes Systems Design Lead, Communications mhk8343@rit.edu
Danielle Labelle Mechanical Design Lead dcl2224@rit.edu
Christina Pensabene Ergonomic/Safety Lead cmp7196@rit.edu
Ian Smith Electrical Design Lead iws8790@rit.edu
Prince Rex Purchasing Lead pxr7064@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Chart

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Ed Hanzlik, our guide, and Dr. DeBartolo, for their help with our project. Also, thank you to Josa Hanzlik for acting as our customer!