We present our particle indicator product as a solution to this need. Our design has been specifically engineered to not only suit the environment in which it will be used, but also to fit the specific needs expressed by the client. It is relatively simple to construct and is extremely cost effective.
There is always an inherent risk in engineering design, especially prior to prototype testing. If we find that our estimations of the particle indicator sensitivity are incorrect, which is our main concern, we have two other design routes we could pursue. The first and more promising design alternative focuses on the use of fiber optics, while the second uses an elastic ring indicator. We have determined the risk involved with this design to be relatively low, because the parts needed for all three design alternatives are low cost and readily available.
Established from the bulk costs of our parts list, each product would cost approximately $14.94. This value assumes the use of the following items:
- An aluminum Chest piece ($4.42)
- Diaphragm ($1.67)
- 1 inch of Aluminum Round Tube ($0.42)
- 1 oz. 0.5mm orange translucent Beads ($2.63)
- A 1-3/4” display jar ($0.79)
These values however, do not take into account the additional fees of shipping to volunteers who will manufacture the product. Furthermore, the physical shipping of this product to developing countries will incur a higher cost. Our estimate, after such fees are considered, is $25.00.
We utilize a collaborative team approach in solving all of our client needs. In the case of the non-electronic blood pressure assist device, a team consisting of 5 members has been created. All members have been delegated a specific task in the development process. For instance, the project leader is responsible for overseeing all operations in addition to ensuring that the proposed design is both feasible and pragmatic. The accounts manager holds the responsibility of keeping the team within the proposed budget. In addition, all members are responsible for creating a suitable design along with its working prototype. The team must present a detailed schematic of the design as well as optimize all design parameters. We believe that by utilizing this approach the development process becomes streamlined thereby allowing us to complete the project in a timely manner.