UW-Madison BME 200 - Active Ankle/Foot Orthotic (AFO) to Enhance Walking and Balance (3 pages)

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Active Ankle/Foot Orthotic (AFO) to Enhance Walking and Balance

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Bme 200 - Biomedical Engineering Design
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Progress Report Title Active Ankle Foot Orthotic AFO to Enhance Walking and Balance Names Jessica Hause Co leader Erin Main Co leader Emily Andrews BSAC Josh White Communicator Tony Schuler BWIG Date April 20 2007 April 26 2007 Problem Statement Create a device that actively enhances forefoot step off and increases proprioception to improve balance for people experiencing ankle weakness foot drop and the inability to walk and balance safely as a result of various neurological diseases such as Charcot Marie Tooth disease multiple sclerosis and stroke The device should be non obtrusive fit in a shoe comfortably attach to the leg and be economical Last Week s Goals Cut the thermoplastic into two pieces Drill holes in the two pieces and connect them with our bolts Add padding to the inside of our device Buy Velcro and attach it to our device Add carbon fiber to our device Begin testing Summary of Accomplishments Sanded edges of thermoplastic to prevent any friction on foot Began working on poster Decided on velcro that we are going to use Discussed how we are going to attach the velcro Decided on padding to be used to line the inside of the device This Week s Goals Attach two pieces of orthotic together Cut material to pad then inside of our device Cut thermoplastic so that velcro can be attached Test the device Finish poster and begin working on paper Project Schedule Task Project Research Research Contact Patient Contact Client Meet with PT Brainstorming Design Develop Prototype Website Deliverables Mid semester Presentation Mid semester Report Final Presentation Final Report Progress Reports Meetings Semester Wrap up Jan 26 2 February 9 16 23 2 9 March 16 23 30 6 13 April 20 27 Difficulties This week we had trouble finding a time that we could attach the two pieces together because of Engineering EXPO We were not able to get into the shop during the times that our team was able to meet We are also having trouble deciding how we are going to attach the velcro to our device We are deciding between threading the velcro directly through the thermoplastic or attaching it using something similar to a belt loop This Week s Activities 4 20 2007 4 22 2007 4 23 2007 4 24 2007 4 24 2007 Team Team Team Tony Erin Sanded edges of orthotic Discussed poster and paper Met to discuss velcro and attachment Website Progress report 2 hours 3 hours 2 hours 1 hour 1 hour Week Total Overall Total Hours Individual Erin Jess Josh Tony 77 hours 73 hours 65 hours 69 hours 37 hours May 4 Emily Team Total 70 hours 354 hours


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