User Interface for Cystic Fibrosis PEP Therapy Device

Completion Date: April 2013

Purpose: To develop an automated user interface for PEP therapy.

Description: Different components were compared using decision matrices to optimize the concept device. A simulation of the device was created. The device includes three coloured LEDs, a buzzer, two two-digit seven-segment displays and four pushbuttons.

Acknowledgements: Robert Boss, Angela Dang and Brittany McFarlane
FillerStatistical Process Control (SPC) Analysis of Liquid Filling Equipment

Completion Date: August 2012

Purpose: To determine the control level of the bottle filling process at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

Description: Bottles were filled to collect data on the filling levels of various bottle sizes and fill levels. Minitab statistical software was then used to determine if there were differences between the fill level of the bottles from each of the various nozzles on the machine. To evaluate statistical process control (SPC), capability sixpacks were produced and analyzed.
SweatEffectiveness of Sweat Secretion Stimulation Using Iontophoresis

Completion Date: August 2011

Purpose: To develop a novel, non-invasive method of sweat secretion stimulation for cystic fibrosis (CF) testing.

Description: Iontophoresis was chosen as a novel-method of sweat secretion stimulation for cholinergic and β-adrenergic sweating. The test uses drug-soaked gauze pads under electrodes to transfer the drug, which stimulates sweating.

Acknowledgements: Dr. Tanja Gonska and Dr. Peter Durie
FishToy Design Project

Completion Date: April 2011

Purpose: To design a self-contained, self-powered toy that can be constructed and deconstructed, similar to a ©Kinder Surprise toy.

Description: Worked as part of a team to develop an appealing toy design and effective propulsion system. After finalizing the design, a 3-D CAD model was produced and was printed on a 3-D printer, as well as a marketing campaign.

Acknowledgements: Jaime Manax, Brittany McFarlane and Calvin Turland
Printer3-D Computer Modelling of Printer Parts

Completion Date: February 2011

Purpose: To learn and practice 3-D CAD modelling techniques on real-life objects.

Description: A printer was deconstructed in an exercise in reverse engineering. A sub-assembly of the printer was then measured using various precise measuring tools and recreated in NX software using a variety of modelling techniques. To combine the parts, as assembly model with constraints was developed.