Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a 3D spinal deformity which progresses rapidly during growth periods, and therefore early and optimal treatment is crucial. Halcyon is striving to create a digital optimization methodology that utilizes a pressure sensing system to measure pressure and force between the brace and torso of children suffering from AIS, which then applies the data acquired into software to optimize treatment. The sensors will be connected to a microcontroller to obtain the pressure readings, which will be processed into text file format and converted to a point map that would be overlaid onto a general CAD brace model and fed into nTopology software. nTopology could generate a mesh of an optimized and perforated 3D brace, that is comfortable, breathable,and lightweight, offering a significant improvement over the clinical standard 3mm thick, rigid plastic hard shell brace.
Engineering Science undergraduates 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 final presentation
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