Laboratory 3 - The Capstone Design
The capstone design project for EE-436 is proposed by each student group by the end of the second week of the quarter. Each project proposal will be reviewed and feedback provided during the third week. Each student group can then revise their project proposal based on this feedback as well as experience that they have already gained through the design projects of Lab 1 and Lab 2.
The expected result of the capstone design is a fully specified and tested prototype system for making a medical measurement of clinical relevance. The system does not need to be "production ready", but some aspects of manufacturing, deployment, regulatory certification, and cost effectiveness will need to be considered. Several of these aspects will be undertaken as homework problems throughout the quarter.
For the capstone design project, students construct their own system specifications based upon the needs and constraints of an identified medical engineering problem. Here are two templates that are to be used for the prototype demonstration check-out and for the overall capstone design grading:
Both of these are Word.doc documents which can be modified to make them specific to the particular design project. The specifications listed in the check out sheet will be those which are used to grade the performance of the design, so some thought should be given to creating specifications which are challenging, yet achievable, and foremost, measurable in the laboratory. These specifications must be approved by the instructor before they are used to check out the prototype design.
Submit your Capstone Design Check Out Specifications (word.doc or adobe.pdf) to the Catalyst EE-436 Spring 2013 Dropbox by 5:00pm on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Due Date and Submission of Design Documentation:
Laboratory 3 will be due by 5:00pm on Monday, June 10, 2013, the first day of finals week.
Submit your design documentation as .pdf files to the