Agenda Introduce Team Project Background Problem statement and Project Deliverables Customer Requirements Engineering Requirements House of Quality Draft of Project Plan
Team Members Lauren Bell – Mechanical Engineer Jessica Davila -- Industrial Engineer – Team Leader Jake Luckman – Mechanical Engineer William McIntyre – Electrical Engineer Aaron Vogel – Mechanical Engineer
Current Product and Usage Traditional White Cane – used to feel the ground. Smart Cane - developed by Tom Oh with Gary Behms patent. Guide Dog – navigation without a cane. Guide Cane – cane with sensor head and wheels. Colombian Team Smart Cane – prototype, tactile handle.
Problem Statement Desired State: White cane – detects objects in front and sides Warns and guides user with tactile handle Used just like conventional cane (sweep, tap, feel ground, etc…) Looks/feels like conventional cane Project Goals and Key Deliverables: Working cane prototype User and technical documentation Data and results from a user test Key Challenges and Constraints: Continually reevaluate with Customer & Advisory Board Helen Keller International Organization – testing guidelines Budget of $750
Stakeholders Individuals: Gary Behm – Patent Owner Tom Oh – Assistant Developer Patricia Iglesias – Technical Mentor Gerry Garavuso – Guide Gary Werth -- Guide The Deaf and Blind Community Several Organizations: