The EXER-STATION “Concept”. Group members: Tarafa M. Al-Awaj Bichar Myrtil Project advisor: Dr. Marshall Summar. Concept?. Project 100% operational… Project meets 100% of criteria… Project not yet ready for market production. Why did this happen? 1 st Project. Lack of resources: Time
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Tarafa M. Al-Awaj
Dr. Marshall Summar
Why did this happen?
Without treatment, most infants with PKU develop:
Compound problems and lead to deterioration of their general health and quality of life.
A large portion of PKU children share these factors in common:
"We have noticed that children in America are tending more toward obesity [& less general fitness] than in decades past; Part of it is due to sedentary lifestyles that kids are getting into. Rather than run in the woods, they've got Game Boy, Nintendo and television."
From the IWB ideation process:
Find an alternative way to obtain (exercise) that offers the following: eliminates, reduces, or prevents (weak muscles), (obesity) and (health problems), and is not influenced by (Addiction to video games) and (PKU).
1 hour of Exer-Station =
20 minute Brisk Walk
4 minute Sprint
Approximately 86 Calories!
Consists of 3 main components:
Device: Trainer & Resistance
Device: DC Generator
Output from generator will be smoothed, summed, and scaled via the circuit to produce a DC current from 0.5V to 3.15V for maximum down/up motion of left analog stick, respectively.
The final setup will look something like this.
π * dwheel : π * drs
24 : 1.25
20 : 1
Issues to be addressed first:
-Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt.
-Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt.
-Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt.
-Instructor of the senior Biomedical Engineering design course at Vanderbilt.
-Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt.
-Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Vanderbilt.
-help purchase necessary tools/equipment
-back-up location when primary lab not available