P18347: Baby Stroller with HVAC
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Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Team Goals:

Team Accomplishments:

Project Statement

An increase in efforts to build luxury baby gear has introduced several designs and concepts of high-end baby strollers with HV/AC (heating ventilation & air conditioning) capability. Yet, an inexpensive, middle-class stroller with this functionality has not been attempted for families with the greatest need for this type of product. In environments where extreme weather conditions can have serious or lethal impacts on a young one's health, this product could offer parents the freedom to safely bring their children outside during the coldest winter and hottest summer days.

Our design will create a contained and controlled environment for the child at near room temperature. The stroller should be functional in high and low temperature environments. Our team's primary concern is having too broad a project scope causing us to fail to deliver on a fully functional heating and cooling stroller. The team is considering focusing on just one functionality.

Stakeholders

Stakeholder Role
Children / Infants Consumer / Marketbase
Parents / Caretakers Consumer / Marketbase
Dr. Josa Hanzlik MSD Customer
Consumer Product Manufacturer Future Customer
Ed Hanzlik MSD Guide
RIT MSD Financial Support

Use Cases

Typical Use Case Scenario

Typical Use Case Scenario

Possible Failure Use Scenario

Possible Failure Use Scenario

Extreme Failure Case Use Scenario

Extreme Failure Case Use Scenario

Possible Failure Use Scenario

Possible Failure Use Scenario

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Project goals and key deliverables include an HV/AC controlled baby chamber retrofitted to a baby stroller. Further research is needed to determine whether the baby stroller will be heated or cooled for the first revision of this design.

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

Link to the live document here

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Link to the live document here

Constraints

Initial Benchmarking Table

Benchmarking Table

Benchmarking Table

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

Plans for next phase

-Read different product reviews
-Test different strollers
-Make product use sketches
-Review heat transfer notes
-Calculate work to heat/cool stroller
-Determine 0-3 year old homeostasis
-Determine if stroller will be heated, cooled, or both
-Determine open or closed loop HVAC system

Combined list of individual three week plans here.


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