P19095: LiveAbility Lab


Project Summary Project Information
The LiveAbility Lab is a configurable research and development facility in Rochester dedicated to assessing the efficacy of assistive devices. This facility will provide a location for a wireless movement and force analysis system to capture and analyze contact forces and motions associated with individuals with movement impairments. The facility is currently unequipped, and there is no known prototype for this specific force and motion detection system desired for the customer. However, there are existing systems that do portions of what is desired.

The goal of this project is to design a sensor system that can be used by physicians to track the progress of their patients in their home environment. This system should not harm the individual, and will not affect their gait in any way. Attachment of all subsystems will not require any modification to shoes, garments, or walking assistance devices. The subsystem will be powered by a rechargeable battery that allows for 8 hours of operation before recharging, and it will be continuously monitored using a wireless beacon system. The resulting design must be portable, waterproof, and able to communicate wirelessly with a data logging system.

For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.

Project Name
LiveAbility Lab - Ambulatory Force Monitoring System
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Start Term
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Faculty Guide
Louis Beato, ljbeec@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Dr. Daniel Phillips, dbpeee@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
Partnership for Effective Access Technology R&D

Team Members

Members of the team giving their best smile!

Members of the team giving their best smile!

Member Discipline Role Contact
Hrishikesh Moholkar Computer Engineering Lead Software Engineer hnm6500@rit.edu
Matthew Devic Electrical Engineer Lead Systems Engineer mjd5569@rit.edu
Martine Bosch Mechanical Engineer Communications Manager mab7263@rit.edu
Nick Petreikis Microelectronic Engineer Purchasing Manager njp2190@rit.edu
Erik Brown Biomedical Engineer Facilitator eab5445@rit.edu
Patrick Mylott Industrial and Systems Engineer Project Manager pfm9673@rit.edu
John LeBrun Electrical Engineer Lead Power Engineer jjl3625@rit.edu

Team Values and Norms

Below is a table of our team values and norms. Team members will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis for all team values and defined expectations.

Value Does Not Meet Expectation Meets Expectation
Participation Team member misses group meetings often, with no effort to make up work and take on additional responsibility. When they do attend meetings, they are often quiet and do not contribute many ideas or feedback. Team member attends as many group meetings as possible and actively participates in group discussions and decision making activities. If they do miss a meeting, they contact other team members to get brought up to speed and still take on action items from the meeting if necessary. They are clearly committed to the team and the team goal.
Communication Team member ignores GroupMe messages and does not provide other team members with updates on tasks or issues they discover. Other team members are consistently unaware of individual's progress or status. Team member responds promptly and helpfully in the GroupMe and updates other team members regularly on status of tasks. If they come across issues, they promptly alert team members of the issue and plan of action.
Documentation Team member does not save a copy of their work in a shared location for other team members to access. It is unclear what progress they have made on their tasks and other team members cannot provide constructive feedback. Team member utilizes Google Drive as the main document managing and editing platform and uploads all completed information and documents to EDGE.
Promptness Team member is consistently late posting their work to Google Drive and EDGE. Other team members do not have much of a chance, if any, to review and provide feedback on document before updating to EDGE. Team member completes all action items two days before they're due and posts relevant documents on Google Drive to give other team members a chance to provide feedback before the due date.

(REV 1-30-2019)

Work Breakdown: By Phase


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 Presentation & Dissemination



Risk Management

Problem Management

Meeting Minutes

Use Cases


Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM (Final)

CAD Model

Electrical Systems Schematic

PCB Layout

Software Flowchart

Test Plans & Results

Technical Paper



Software:Livability Lab

All Group Documents


Special thanks to Dr. Beato and Dr. Phillips for their expertise.