P19093: Over-Bed Hospital Table


Project Summary Project Information

What are bedside tables?

Bedside tables are prevalent in hospitals and nursing homes and are a necessity for patients when they need to eat food, read, or assist in other activities. The table can also hold personal items like medicine, cups, or assist nurses in their every day care for the patients.

The Problem

Our customer, Rochester Regional Health Network (RRHN), identifies several key problems with their current day bedside tables. With the bedside tables used in their hospitals, it’s difficult for patients to eat and nurses to operate. This project aims to improve current bedside tables to include more convenient features. An existing prototype exists in the Industrial Design (ID) department and we aim to assist in the improvements for easy mobility, height adjustments, and expanding the table to increase surface area.
Bedside Table

Bedside Table

Sponsor Logo

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Project Name
Hospital Bedside Table
Project Number
Start Term
Fall 2181
End Term
Spring 2185
Faculty Guide
Jerry Adamski
Primary Customer
Rochester General Hosptial = Rachelle Stevens, Rachelle.Stevens@rochesterregional.org & Unity Hospital = Sheri Faggiano, sheri.faggiano@rochesterregional.org, Ravee Fazal, raveefazal@gmail.com
Industrial Design (ID) Team
Yueyue (Zoey) Zhang, yz9548@rit.edu & Shannon Connell, sdcnai@rit.edu

Table Parts

We identified and labeled the parts of the table so that whenever a part of the table is referenced, everyone will understand what part of the table we're actually referencing.
General definition to referencing table parts

General definition to referencing table parts

Team Members

Left to Right: Melanie Roy, Stephanie Chu, Kyle Chrysler, Kazi Rahman, Mendy Yu

Left to Right: Melanie Roy, Stephanie Chu, Kyle Chrysler, Kazi Rahman, Mendy Yu

Member Major Primary Role Contact
Stephanie Chu ME Project Manager sxc3510@rit.edu
Kyle Chrysler ISE Facilitator kdc2421@rit.edu
Kazi Rahman BME Purchasing kar1915@rit.edu
Melanie Roy ME Engineer mtr1321@rit.edu
Mendy Yu ME Communication, Engineer mxy4126@rit.edu

Phase Breakdown


Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Topic Breakdown

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation/Validation Presentation Documentation



Project Timeline

Risk Management

Bill of Materials

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases


Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Concept Selection

Models & Drawings

Hospital Room Layout

Hospital Standards

Test Plans & Results

Feasibility Analysis

Build & Manufacture

Gate Reviews

Imagine RIT


Technical Paper

Build & Assembly Instruction

Operation & Service Manual

Project Photos and Videos


We'd like to give our thanks to the following people for all their help and support throughout our project and the MSD process:

Jerry Adamski, Rachelle Stevens, Ravee Fazal, Aaron Burton, Dan Phillips, Stan Rickels, Kerri Vanderbush, Jodi McNamara, Rob Kraynik, Jan Maneti, Gary Hodenius, Mark, Craig Arnold, Ricky Wurzer, Elizabeth DeBartolo, Christine Fisher, and the RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering Staff and Faculty