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Stead-Ease. BME Senior Design Midterm Presentation October 22, 2009 Andrea Castaneda - Daniel Miranda - Jennifer Wang - Kevin Yeroushalmi - Joseph Youssef Project Advisor: Clark Hung Course Advisors: Elizabeth Hillman – Keith Yeager – Lauren Grosberg. Introduction. Introduction.

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Stead-Ease

BME Senior Design

Midterm Presentation

October 22, 2009

Andrea Castaneda - Daniel Miranda - Jennifer Wang - Kevin Yeroushalmi - Joseph Youssef

Project Advisor: Clark Hung

Course Advisors: Elizabeth Hillman – Keith Yeager – Lauren Grosberg

introduction
Introduction

Introduction

  • In the US, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects approximately 400,000 people, primarily people between the ages of 20 and 40
  • In the US, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects approximately 550,000 people, primarily people over the age of 40
  • In the US, Essential Tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, affects approximately 1.5 million people, primarily people over the age of 40

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tremors
Tremors

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available treatments
Available Treatments

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design problem
Design Problem

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  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Essential Tremor (ET) cause intention tremors
  • Assistive devices are commercially available
  • Many different methods of treatment are available, but not always appropriate or effective
  • Currently, no devices sufficiently reduce tremors and/or guide movement

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design brief
Design Brief

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  • Detection and dampening of unwanted motion in the forearm and/or wrist
  • Assist patient in eating, writing, and transporting objects
  • Temporary attachment to user
  • Inconspicuous design to avoid public attention

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assistive devices
Assistive Devices

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products that reduce tremors
Products that Reduce Tremors

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products that reduce tremors1
Products that Reduce Tremors

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products that reduce tremors2
Products that Reduce Tremors

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design constraints
Design Constraints

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  • Functionality
    • Selective tremor reduction
    • Must not inhibit range of motion
  • Aesthetics
    • Must not be bulky
  • Safety
    • Must be easy to use, adjust and remove device
    • Should not injure or harm the user in any way

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design specifications
Design Specifications

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  • Functionality
    • Elasticity for adjusting degree of control/ dampening
  • Aesthetics
    • Will be lightweight
    • Inconspicuous, form-fitting device
  • Safety
    • Nontoxic, hypoallergenic, noncarcinogenic, non- latex materials

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idea 1
Idea 1

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idea 2
Idea 2

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idea 3
Idea 3

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acknowledgements
Acknowledgements

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  • Faculty Advisor: Clark Hung
  • Course Advisors:
    • Elizabeth Hillman
    • Keith Yeager
    • Lauren Grosberg
  • Professional Consultants:
    • Paul Greene, MD
    • Joseph Mayer, MD

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website
Website

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