June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
The Senior Design Project for the 2017-2018 academic year was a capstone experience of Drexel’s University engineering technology (ET) students. During the real-world engineering project, students went from the design and development stage to a production of working prototype in consultation with their faculty advisors. Initially, a group of four students had to select a project, an actual team (based on students’ knowledge, experience, background, and personal preferences), and an advisor (advisors). The topic of this particular project was “Low Frequency Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Device (PEMF) For Therapeutic Applications”. The main goal of this project was to develop a new, low frequency PEMF device based on existing research, while upgrading it to include new technologies and functionality. These improvements included more advanced controls, including modernizing the user interface with a microcontroller and a graphical user interface (GUI), allowing easy customization of the PEMF parameters. Multiple criteria and testing parameters have been created in order to ensure the safety, effectiveness, functionality, and accuracy of the device. Three 11-week terms were devoted to the research, development, and testing of this device, which required precise planning during each stage of the project. Funding for this project was the responsibility of the group; however, numerous corporations were contacted for contributions. The oral presentation and the final written report were evaluated by the assessment committee comprised of ET faculty and industry representatives. The completed working prototype was introduced to the university’s Technology Commercialization office.
Genis, V., & Carr, M. E., & Stoor, S. M., & Alsuhaibani, F. I., & Rogers, A. M. (2019, June), Senior Design Project – A Road from the Initial Design to a Working Prototype Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/33259
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