April 16, 2021
April 16, 2021
April 17, 2021
Workshops and Posters
This poster summarizes the efforts of a student design team project in the R.B. Annis School of Engineering at the University of Indianapolis. Implementing Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), human centered design methodologies (IDEO, d.School, etc.), and a four-stage gate design framework (DesignSpine™), the team interfaced with an industrial client to develop a novel biofeedback device to assist patients with peripheral neuropathy and abnormal gait patterns. In this work, we aim to design and build a system that will assist patients with peripheral neuropathy and abnormal walk patterns, to re-learn the notion of how to walk. The system consists of several sensor devices for data collection and providing feed-back. One device has a knee brace that will not only support the knee, but it also has a flex sensor that will measure the angle of the knee’s bending. It also has a foot pressure sensor that is attached to orthotics that fit into the patient’s shoe. We are in the second gate of the design framework which focuses on formulating design alternatives and concepts. In the design process we have learned that our device needs to account for this visual and audible feedback within the peripheral vision and that it has to be easy to put on and take off to limit the risk of falling and injuring. That’s why we came up with a baseball cap which has LED’s on top and a buzzer on the side in order to give visual and auditory feedback without having the patient looking down. The next phase of our project is the third gate of DesignSpine, where we can begin the assembly of our product and test the device to see if it meets all the criteria established by our client.
Ricco, G. D., & Hammond, M., & Ruder-Wasylko, A., & Shirazi, M. S., & Seymour, K. M., & Hout, D. L., & Benton, J., & Lauwers, S. (2021, April), A biofeedback device to facilitate a normal gait pattern for patients with peripheral neuropathy Paper presented at 2021 Illinois-Indiana Regional Conference, Virtual. 10.18260/1-2--38254
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