Assistive Devices 2019

These projects were created by Hobart College students undertaking Engineering Design 2 (Robotics and Game Development).

Working in teams and given only three weeks, their challenge was to make a robotic assistive device.

Teams were assessed for their planning, presentation, and documentation. As part of the presentation, projects were evaluated by self- and peer-assessment according to the following criteria…

  • Creativity and innovation – How unique and imaginative is the idea?
  • Need – Does the project fill a gap?
  • Effectiveness and usability – How well does it do what it was intended to do?
  • Level of difficulty – How ambitious was the project?
  • Communication – How much effort has been put into the presentation?

 

  • Assistive device - Pill Pusher
    This term's first challenge was to design and build a robotic assistive device to help with some problem. The robot we made was a pill dispensing robot for use with patients with either a mental illness or a an inability to take the correct dosage of their medication at the right time. The pill pusher…
  • Alarmy McJig
    The challenge Create an assistive device. What we made Alarmy-McJig is an assistive device that when a button is pressed it will activate a band with a vibrating function on the wrist to help people that can't hear their doorbell. Brainstorm A button that activates a vibrating motor. A motion sensor that activates a vibrating…
  • Assistive Device Elevator
    Description – An assistive device modelled primarily off conventional elevators that’s designed to help people with mobility problems primarily move floors and even rooms. Inspiration – As partly mentioned in the description, much of our prototype inspiration was based off a conventional elevator, one that assists people moving between floors and rooms. This elevator however…
  • B.I.N.
    B.I.N. is a functioning robotic rubbish bin. The idea was to develop a bin which could stop and start with the use of a sensor. There would also be a separate sensor, if you wave foot or hand over it, it would open the lid. Easy and simple to use, works like a bin. Inspiration…
  • Sight thingy
    A seeing stick without a stick. I chose the project because it would be easy and it was. I learnt some maths which is hard. I needed to make it more compact, also to get something that vibrates.  It can be used for the blind. Connor  
  • Big Bits
    Big Bits is a visual representation of binary, aimed to help students learn what binary is. Big Bits can hold 16 different states (4 bits). Planning and Design Problems with learning binary: It is overwhelming A learning curve Usually only taught from reading texts Learning binary…
  • SAB: Self Alarm Bracelet
    We thought that the standard alarm bracelet was not simple enough to uses so my team mate and I decided to make a new and simpler self alarm bracelet. What inspired our idea was that so many of the alarm key chain that you have to pull out and the chain  then the alarm will go…
  • Bench Bot
    The challenge for this project was to make an assistive robot to help with a variety of things. Our approach to this was to build a robot that helps to wipe down things such as a kitchen bench. We decided to do this by building a pretty standard but also sturdy robot with a sponge…
  • The Foot 2.0
    We were thinking of building legs that could support people with no or little control over their legs. This project turned out to be a too big. We decided to reduce the project to just the ankle. Kessler gave us this idea because he has ankle trouble. We built a prototype that was too weak…