I had the opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team to develop a product aimed at solving an issue in healthcare. After a few false starts, we pivoted and pursued a system that would make it easier for a blind parent to navigate with a stroller.
Over the course of a weekend, our team developed a prototype system that used ultrasonic range detection sensors to detect obstacles and drop-offs and vibratory motors to provide feedback to the user.
After presenting and demoing our solution to a panel of industry judges, we were awarded the Doctors of BC Collaboration award.
- Leading ideation and brainstorming
- Resourceful acquistion of motors for vibratory feedback
- Rapid prototyping of sensor mounting device using Solidworks Sheet Metal and cardboard
- Calculations to determine optimal positioning of sensor
- Date: 2015