The problem with existing Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound systems is that the ultrasound sensor must be manually positioned by hand. Each time the transducer needs to be repositioned, someone must be present at the side of the test subject to make the appropriate adjustment. The problem is exacerbated when experiments need to be done in a hypo-hyperbaric chamber, which simulates high and low altitudes. The data-analyzing computer must remain outside of the chamber — for safety purposes. It would be inconvenient and even dangerous to always have the test operator and test equipment inside the pressurized chamber to adjust the position of the sensor.KineTech Solutions has decided to design and prototype an electro-mechanical system which can alter the position and orientation of the transducer from a remote location. Our primary goal is to create a remote control system that would provide the same level of accuracy and user intuitiveness as the current manual positioning system. Additionally, our remote system will be designed to withstand the extreme environmental conditions inside hypo-hyperbaric chambers
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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