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Emerging countries are in need of a durable, low-cost thermometer to operate with the MedCal, a handheld medical output device. The thermometerís incorporated circuitry should produce accurate temperature measurements through the use of a human interface.
From left to right: Colleen Farrell, Hallie Kreitlow, Natasha Benkovich, Deborah Yagow
We are focusing on future MedCal work that includes obtaining better temperature accuracy and decreaing cost and measurement time.
Human testing on MedCal with final thermometer.
Close-up of temperature probe.
SolidWorks drawing of inside probe
|Week||Reporting Period Beginning||Activities|
|1||January 23||Contact client and establish team roles|
|2||January 30||Background research and brainstorm; PDS first draft|
|3||February 6||Order supplies and start explorative thermistor testing|
|4||February 13||Create design matrix and select final design, continue testing|
|5||February 20||Work on thermometer prototype, start mid-semester paper & presentation|
|6||February 27||Continue prototype, calibrate it, finish paper & presentation|
|7||March 6||Mid-semester presentation|
|8||March 13||Spring break- research and brainstorm cord materials/design|
|9||March 20||Order metal/plastic parts for thermometer casing|
|10||March 27||Construct circuit, preliminarily test algorithm in Labview|
|11||April 3||Connect circuit to MedCal, work on microcontroller programming|
|12||April 10||Order materials to connect device to Medecal via cord/port|
|13||April 17||Continue testing, start final paper, presentation, and prototype|
|14||April 24||Finish up presentation and prototype|
|15||May 1||Final Presentations|
|Thermometer Mid-Semester Presentation (Mar 10 2009, 391 kb)|
|Low-Cost Thermometer Mid-Semester Paper (Mar 11 2009, 447 kb)|
|Final Design Poster (May 7 2009, 648 kb)|
|Product Design Specifications (May 8 2009, 24 kb)|
|Final Design Paper (May 14 2009, 619 kb)|
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