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All Problem Definition Documents can be found in the directory accessed by this link.
Project SummaryThe 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 the Ambulatory Force Monitoring System 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.
- Our MSD Team and RIT
- Our customer, Dr. Phillips
- Al Sigl Community of Agencies
- Individuals using assistive devices
- Doctors and therapists treating these individuals
Project Goals and Key Deliverables
- Develop a prototype of the complete sensor system capable of gathering motion and pressure data from people with movement disabilities.
- Attach sensors to individuals and devices in such a way that it does not impact their natural movement.
- Construct a data logging system that is easy for doctors and therapists to use to analyze data from individuals.
Team Vision for Project Definition Phase
- Gain a general understanding of the project and background.
- Interview customer.
- Further define customer and engineering requirements.
- Develop team values and norms.
BenchmarkingHere are two other similar research products that satisfy some of the design constraints of this project:
This is a link to the Low Cost of Foot Plantar Shoes for Gait Monitoring System research page.
This is a link to the Wireless Human Monitoring System for Smart Rehabilitation research page.
This is a link to the Use Cases document
Customer Requirements (Needs)
This is a link to the Customer Requirements Grid document
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
This is a link to the Engineering Requirements Grid document
House of Quality
This is a link to the House of Quality document