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NewU Incorporated. Team Members : Bumsoo Kim Daniella Bacskay Yahya Khattab May 1 st , 2003. Purpose. The company seeks to expand fields of science Open up fields that mechatronics can exploit People with disabilities are neglected Increase funding for diverse causes.

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newu incorporated
NewU Incorporated

Team Members:

Bumsoo Kim

Daniella Bacskay

Yahya Khattab

May 1st, 2003

purpose
Purpose
  • The company seeks to expand fields of science
  • Open up fields that mechatronics can exploit
  • People with disabilities are neglected
  • Increase funding for diverse causes
newest invention
Newest Invention
  • Smart Cane 2003 –(SC03)

Brush motor

Infrared sensor

Transmitter & receiver

Ultrasonic sensor

SC03

functionality
Functionality
  • Detect objects in path with 3 different levels (sonar)
  • Detect stairs (preventing falls)
  • Convenient activation and termination of device
  • Measures in place to prevent loss of device
main hardware component
Main Hardware Component
  • 90 degree search width
  • Range (3cm to 3m)
  • Frequency 40KHz
concerns about design
Concerns about Design
  • Sonar device may elicit unwanted responses from animals
concerns about design cont
Concerns about Design (cont.)
  • Ultrasonic Dog Chaser produces a discomforting, but not harmful, high frequency sound, audible to dogs but not to humans
  • Frequency Range:  20,000 Hz - 25,000 HzSound Pressure:  135 dBEffective Range:  Within 20 feet
cost estimate
Cost Estimate

Mass production costs estimate: $50.00 ~ $70.00

future improvements
Future Improvements
  • Cane will detect traffic lights and pedestrian signals
  • Compass will guide the user more accurately
  • Cane will be adjustable to different height
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