HOAD

Business

Complete ROI

3/25/10 - 5/7/10

Executive Summary

5/8/10 - 5/22/10

Develop multimedia presentation including video, photos, and power-point

Pricing and Licensing

5/23/10 - 6/6/10

Address/satisfy JHU/JHMI pricing and licensing concerns: contact Technology Transfer Office and see medical journals in lab

Market and Pricing

6/7/10 - 6/14/10

Developmental Phase: Define target market with pricing information (similar to Consumers Reports). Include university clinical trials and on-going basic research

Ad Copy

6/15/10 - 7/1/10

Develop ad copy for each of the five hand-opening device designs

Passive Design (Flat Blade)

Create Sketch & Identify Parts

3/25/10 - 3/30/10

Create Mock-up

3/31/10 - 4/13/10

Test Model & Blade Configurations

4/14/10 - 4/27/10

Peer Review

4/28/10 - 5/7/10

Prototype

4/28/10 - 5/7/10

Police Officer Test

5/8/10 - 5/15/10

Newsletter

5/16/10 - 5/22/10

CAD model of Flat Blades

5/23/10 - 5/30/10

Arch-less and polished, blue-tempered, spring steel blades in 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" width formats.
Flat, Nitinol super-elastic blades in 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" width formats.
Team: Joey

CAD model of blade sleeves

6/1/10 - 6/8/10

Extruded, sewn-in-place: 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" width, glove mounted, flat-polymer self-lubricating tubing channels for polished, blue-tempered (or NITINOL) spring steel actuator inserts

Blade Attachments

6/9/10 - 6/16/10

Snap-together (via punched hole) multiple-blade, finger tip joining/lifting rivet-fastener

Formal 2-D Drawing

6/9/10 - 6/23/10

Formal 2-D (plan-view and side-view) of passive-hand-opening glove (based on your original designs) as well as our police officer's customized passive glove.
Team: Tabor, Lorre

Active Designs

CAD model of finger hook

3/25/10 - 4/20/10

CAD model of bushings

4/21/10 - 5/14/10

CAD models of manifold components

5/15/10 - 6/5/10

CAD model of TED with Flex Circuit

6/6/10 - 6/20/10

Polymer- coated, TED ingot design (for BSST) with attached flex circuit. Needs to be completed and sent off to BSST to see if they are willing and able to manufacturer.

Team: Matti and Yufeng

CAD Model of Blade Attachments

6/21/10 - 7/18/10

Snap-together, multiple-blade, support bushings, finger tip joining/lifting fastener (the hook). Straight NITINOL blades fitted with polymer based, screw-in, ovalized, hinged and interlocking straightening bushings (three discreet lengths). Screw-in lifting hook (multiple diameters). Equip NITINOL support bushings with cooling (and/or heating) channels.
Team: Yufeng and Aaron

CAD model of Force-Multiplying Hinges

7/19/10 - 7/26/10

Truncated pieces of NITINOL (as force-multiplier hinges for hand-closing) with lock-in-place (punched-hole design), straightening bushings equipped with TED cooling (and/or heating) channels

CAD model of External Components

7/27/10 - 8/10/10

Externally worn micro-processor, battery pack and cooling (ambient air) fan (these may need to be separate designs or some combination thereof.
Team: Aaron

CAD models of Actuator Components

8/11/10 - 8/25/10

Actuator components like conduit materials (in various diameters that may be down-loadable as a CAD file, from various manufacturers [and save us duplicate design time])

CAD model of Manifold

8/26/10 - 9/9/10

Complex in-glove manifold with and with articulating thumb, processor and 3v DC battery-pack raceway.
Team:Aaron

CAD model of External Heat/Cooling Supply

9/10/10 - 10/1/10

Externally worn TED cooling and heating supply unit with fan and battery pack (these may need to be separate designs or some combination thereof. Externally-cooled (and/or heated) manifold supply pack with barbed air-deliveryattachment. Externally worn TED cooling and heating supply unit with fan and battery pack and ensure that thumb armature has rotational stops in place. Add stand-offs and flex circuit alignment pins (like the ones inside the sample mouse housings in the lab,to support concealed RF microprocessor with ZIF connectors to each finger.
Team:Aarpn

CAD model of TED Supports

10/1/10 - 10/07/10

Sewn-in-place, glove mounted, straightening supports (for TED actuator inserts).

CAD model of Battery Pack

10/8/10 - 10/15/10

Externally worn, Velcro wrist strapped, battery pack and ambient air cooling fan.

Passive Design (Nested Blades)

CAD models of Nested Blades

5/8/10 - 5/22/10

Team: Aaron

Research

Bone Lengths

5/15/10 - 5/22/10

Find percentile knuckle lengths for male and female

Custom zone heating strips

5/23/10 - 5/30/10

Find companies that can make custom zone heating strips and get quotes. Try Thomas.net

ZIF Qoute

5/31/10 - 6/6/10

Obtain quotes of 1/4” Wide Kapton, etched foil zone-heat with ZIF male or female connectors and continuous heater strips @ 7.5” long; keep inventory small

EMG

6/7/10 - 6/28/10

Find EMG pickup-RFID adjuncts for wireless communication. We need to understand the FDA implications, restrictions, classifications and prohibitions of using implantable sensors to communicate with our selected micro-processor. As it stands now, we are leaning towards substituting a non-invasive wireless EMG pick-up that someone must have already developed. If an RFID type of EMG pick-up is not available, we need to ask for help from an EMG OEM or RFID OEM to produce one, otherwise we are stuck with hard wiring the stick-on pick-ups just like the doctor’s office already uses to check your heart. Wireless microprocessor: What is available? (COTS), How programmable are they?

Basic Research Hand-book

6/29/10 - 7/18/10

Begin the process of building a Basic Research Hand-book and academic guide, based on selected elements from our on-line website