Integrated System Build & Test
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Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test Phase
The goal of this phase was to iterate the prototype further and get feedback from the customer and parents of the NICU. We plan on conducting the majority of the system level tests during this phase. Also, we will be working with the NICU to leave the garment prototype over the weekend so multiple parents can try on the garment and breast pump with the garment on and provide feedback on the comfort and usability of the garment over a longer period of time than previously.
Current PrototypeImprovements from the previous prototype:
- The breast flap was separated from the garment and now attaches in the back with hook and loop fastener. This allows for an adjustable tightening or loosening of the chest portion of the garment without affecting the baby portion.
- A pocket underneath the breast pump access was added to support the breast pump bottle to better facilitate handsfree breast pumping.
- Extra fabric was added to the sides of the baby pouch in order to maintain privacy for the parent.
- Elastic was added around the neck area of the parent portion in order to more evenly distribute infant weight.
The garment has a modular baby pocket that supports babies of many sizes (left) and support for a handsfree breast pump bottle (right) (click to view full size)
NICU Feedback: UsabilityOn Friday, 3/29/2019, we will be working with the NICU to get feedback from parents on the comfort and usability of the garment. Over the weekend, our customer will work with parents and healthcare providers and facilitate the use of our garment with a weighted baby model. We are also asking that mothers breast pump with the garment on and provide feedback on their experience with that.
Click Here to access the parent survey
Test Results Summary
We are working on testing our prototype. The most important tests being conducted are the weight bearing test and the wire management test. Other tests being conducted are the infant placement/removal time study and support of the pouch on the baby.
Test Result Summary:
- Weight Bearing: PASS - The garment was loaded to three times the recommended baby weight and was found to hold the weight without damage to the fabric or creating a memory in the fabric
- Baby Pouch Support: PASS - The garment was loaded with a weighted infant model and successfully held the baby model in the proper position without third party support
- Seam Strength: PASS - The garment was loaded to three times the safety envelope and successfully held the weight without damage to the stitched seams
We will continue to update this section as testing comes to a close shortly.
Click Here to access the testing full working document
Risk and Problem Tracking
Overview of High Impact Risks for this phase- use the link below to view the full document (click to view full size)
Click Here to access the full working document
Functional Demo Materials
- Click Here to access the Google Doc
Next Phase Schedule
Risk Management for Remaining Schedule
3 Week Plans
- Alyssa Tatti's Three Week Plan - Click Here
- Alessandro Fabiano's Three Week Plan - Click Here
- Alyssa Clymer's Three Week Plan - Click Here
- Bryce Zimmerman's Three Week Plan - Click Here