AY 2008-2009 Special Term EE2001 Committee Briefing for EE2001 Design Project
Outline • Aims and Objectives • Learning Objectives • Learning Outcomes • Project Guidelines & Assessment Criteria • Project Theme –Healthcare Systems • Project Proposals • Project Implementation Schedule • EE2001 Committee Members
Aims and Objectives • This module aims at providing students with designandhands-on experience in developing electronic circuits and systems involving both hardwaredigital and analog techniques together with software programming. • System integration between various sub-systems involving hardware and software components is an important objective of this module.
Learning Methodologies • Project-based learning • Learning is achieved by actual participation and implementation of an electronic project with hands on experience both in H/W, S/W and system integration. • Students are encouraged to explore and do beyond what has been taught in the core modules. • Collaborative and team-based learning • The project is done in group with all members in the group having individual as well as team based goals and do collaborative learning.
Team and Individual Roles • Team Responsibility • Developing system specifications • Project planning and progress review • System integration • Final system working demonstration and presentation • Individual Responsibility • Responsible for the design and implementation of the sub-system • Developing sub-system specifications • Software, hardware and PCB design • Maintaining project design portfolio • Giving peer feedback • Sub-system working demonstration/presentation
Learning Outcomes • At the completion of the module, the students should be able to: • Formulate technical and performance specifications for a system from loosely defined requirements. • Carry out top-down design approach of the system based on the technical and performance specifications given. • Carry out systematic design of the sub-systems from a system level design point of view. • Formulate and execute design for interconnections of various sub-systems. • Make trade-offs between function, cost, size, and user-friendliness.
Learning Outcomes (cntd.) • Make design decisions for various functions to be implemented e.g. whether to implement in hardware or software, choice of design method, choice of components or programming language etc. • Use of engineering tools and apply skills such as soldering, PCB design software etc. • Apply design methods, bread-board testing or programming as appropriate, perform tests, and debugging. • Work as a member of a team to realize a complete electronic system. • Apply principles of project management such astime-scheduling, work scheduling and resource management while carrying out the project.
Assessments • Assessment Methodology • CA1 – 20% (Week 2) • CA2 – 40% (Week 4) • Final examination – 40% (Week 6 ) • Assessment Contributions: • Individual– 50% • Team – 50%
Examples of EE2001 Project Smart Home System • Some Ideas: • Security • Safety • Automation • Ambience control • Elderly care • Pet and plant care • Entertainment • Connectivity
Examples of EE2001 Project: Intelligent Airport • ubiquitous systems with high level of computational power • high-quality service to passengers • stringent levels of safety and security • efficient processing of commercial goods and luggage • high quality information systems • airport transportation systems
Healthcare Systems (AY 2008-09) • What is the most amazing result civilization has achieved, possibly the greatest achievement in the last century relating to human beings? • “Life Expectancy” • It used to be 47 years in industrialized countries in the early 1900s and now in 2000s it is around 80 years – with women in an advantageous position.
Increased Life Expectancy - Active Ageing • Increase in the life expectancy is represented by the conditions in which aging takes place which were inconceivable for the past generations such as level of education, the health status and economic resources. • Population is quantitatively ageing and at the same time qualitatively getting younger – today’s senior citizens are far more educated and are aware of their potentials and personal aspirations and less resigned to decline in solitude and willing to actively contribute and play a significant role in society.
Aged but still active and contributing significantly to the growth of Singapore President S R Nathan 3rd July 1924 – 84 yrs Old Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew 16th September 1923 – 84 yrs Old
Demographics of Singapore No. of residents with age more than 65 years will increase by 3 fold
Active Aging • The demographic reality of the over 65s who make almost 20% pose a significant challenges to the health and social care givers. • Thus, issues related to ageing of the population are becoming more and more necessary to be addressed from different points of view i.e. political, social, clinical and technological. • Technology can provide important solutions to these issues.
I2R E – Healthcare
3) Hospitals determines the severity of the data and takes appropriate actions 2) Detect abnormalities in the raw ECG data and inform relevant authorities 1) Send raw ECG signals and motion data via bluetooth Mobile Healthcare
Stroke Patients Rehabilitation using MIT’s MANUS – Robotics System
Project Proposals • Students are encouraged to form their own team with three or more members in each group. • Think of some innovative ideas, as it is one of the assessment criteria. • Come up with the project proposal and come and discuss with us for approval. • Ensure that the project requirements are followed as far as possible.
Self-proposed Projects • Students are welcome to propose their own project outside the official theme of “healthcare”. • Ensure that the project requirements are met. • Please try to form your own team with at least two to three members. • Propose the project and come and discuss with us.
Allowed budget • The budget for each team project is $500. • $300 worth of components can be used from the lab./central store. • $200 worth of components can be bought from outside.
Useful Information • Location: • Linear Electronics Lab., E4A-06-03 • Module Web-site: • http://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/ee2001/html/ • Any Questions?
Briefing for EE2001 Design Project AY 2008-2009 Semester – 3 EE2001 Committee
Team and Individual Roles • Team - Consists of 4 members • System Specifications • Project Scheduling • System Integration • Responsible for the final product • Final Demonstration and Sales Presentation • Individual Role • Responsible for one subsystem • Subsystem Specifications • Software, Hardware and PCB design • Project Design Portfolio
Assessments • Assessment Methodology • CA1 – 20% (Session 3 - 4) • CA2 – 40% (Session 8 - 9) • Final Demo – 40% (Sessions 11 - 12) • Assessment Contributions: • Individual– 50% • Team – 50%
Project Assessment • Criteria: Functional features, Quality of work, Teamwork • Total 3 CAs • Quiz & Initial System Specs (20%) • System Design and Integration (40%) • Final Assessment(40%) • Final Product Demo, Sales Pitch • Innovation & Contribution • Final Team marks are distributed according to • Peer feedback • Student’s motivation and project participation • Project Design Portfolio • Evaluation • Below average – < 50% • Average – 50-64% • Good – 65-80% • Very Good – > 80%
Let’s Brainstorm • Have you been to a hospital? Use your creativity to improve the experience for: Patients? Doctors? Visitors? • What kind of sensors could you put on the body to measure biomedical signals? • How can we help people to age in a healthy and active manner? • How can we encourage people of all ages to exercise safely and effectively?
What exactly does this module entail? • You will do an embedded system project consisting of: • microcontroller programming (software) • electronic circuits (hardware) • It involves conceiving(C), designing(D), implementing(I) and operating(O) such a system
Some projects done earlier AGV Central Controller Autonomous Guided Vehicle (AGV)
Some projects done earlier Wearable Personal Health monitor and tracker
Some projects done earlier The intelligent baby cot
Visualize the road ahead End Final specification report and demo Build the model of the complete system Software development, integration with hardware Transferring hardware to PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Do hardware design and prototyping on bread board Deciding what to do – initial specifications for the system Start
Breadboard Prototyping Finalize the circuit schematics Get the components, patch and test the circuits
Printed Circuit Board Draw the PCB artwork, solder the components on to the PCB and test it.
Software Development C Code Process Flow Chart
Software Development and integration with Hardware Programmer PIC Development board with Hardware