P19043: Essential Tremor Evaluation

Problem Definition

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

During this project phase, the team focused on developing a understanding of Essential Tremor, a analysis of team P18043’s work, and a connection to the test Arm team’s project.

Project Summary

Essential tremors are a disorder that often manifests in the form of involuntary rhythmic shaking of the arms and hands. To monitor this, a device was created by a previous senior design team to collect real time motion and muscle activation tremor data. Some of the shortcomings of the previous design were that it was not robust and did not allow for data to be wirelessly transmitted in real time.

The goal of this project is to expand upon the previous design by allowing wireless, real time transmission and display of data in a more robust manner. The device will capture real time filtered motion and muscle activation data, focusing primarily on wrist movements and radical/ulnar deviations. The end goal of this project is to create a functional prototype and to use it to collect data on essential tremors. This data gathered will be used in conjunction with project 19045 (The tremor arm device), which is working on creating a moving model of an arm which will reproduce the motion of essential tremors.

Project Summary Document

Use Cases

Use Cases

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Project Goals Document

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Needs

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements


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Environmental Risks


Plans for next phase

Individual Plan Doc

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