Minimal Requirements to Receive an A Grade on Your Proposal
Accomplishment of the following does not guarantee that you will receive an A grade in this course. However, if ANY of these are missing it will not be possible for you to receive an A.
1. You must propose some kind of physiological modeling for your device. This is not simply modeling of the device itself, but of some aspect of the human body that interfaces with the device.
2. You must state what data you will collect on your device and how it will be used to improve the device.
3. You must propose a statistical analysis for the data you collect to ensure that your conclusions are statistically significant.
4. You must cite at least 20 references in your proposal, most of which should be from journal articles rather than articles from the internet.
5. You must show how the work on your device can be divided logically among 4 investigators.
6. You must have quantitative criteria for your device.
7. You must have a conceptual sketch of your device.
8. You must demonstrate clear progress toward the milestones in your work plan for your group project.
Minimal Requirements to Receive an A Grade on Your Design Report
In selecting the proposal that you will choose to work on during the prototype stage, keep in mind that in order for you and your team to receive an A in this course, your final report must include the components below. Inclusion of these components does not guarantee that you will receive an A grade in this course. However, if any of these are missing it will not be possible for you to receive an A.
1. You must provide some physiological modeling with your device. This is not simply modeling of the device itself, but of some aspect of the human body that interfaces with the device.
2. You must collect data from your prototype that can be used to improve the device and determine its viability.
3. You must present your data in clear graphical format, with symbols for the data points and curves for the theoretical analysis.
4. You must perform statistical analysis on the data you collect to ensure that your conclusions are statistically significant. This means that you must set up a null hypothesis that can be tested.
5. You must cite at least 30 journal references in your report. References do not count unless they are cited in the text of your report. References from the web do not count (unless they are citations from a refereed journal, as opposed to a personal or company web site).
6. You must show how the work on your device was divided logically among the 4 investigators.
7. You must have tested all of the criteria for your device. Quantitative criteria must be tested quantitatively.
8. You must have a detailed drawing of your prototype and a photograph.
9. You must show that you have consulted with at least 3 people outside of your group (people other than students in Biomedical Engineering).
10. You must discuss human factors, economic considerations, and any discrepancies between theory and results.
Steven A. Jones
Biomedical Senior Design (BIEN 400, 402, 404)