Advisor(s)

Waleed Meleis

Abstract

Our capstone project is an intelligent remote controlled electrically powered stroller that requires no direct physical interaction with the user. The stroller provides an unprecedented level of safety and convenience to both the operator and the passenger. The first concern of the product is obviously safety, therefore the following features are included a safety key, seat belt alarm system, remote controlled brakes, and obstacle detection. If the safety key is pulled out for any reason, the brakes will be engaged. The remote controlled brakes allow for simple push button braking. The obstacle detection will ensure the stroller will not travel into anything, such as curbs, walls, ground obstacles (hazardous to wheel function), or pedestrians. Conventional strollers have no guarantee they will be able to avoid collisions, even if the stroller operator is paying complete attention to the stroller. Finally the stroller has a five-point harness with an alarm that will not allow the stroller to move and sound an alarm if the seatbelt is not fastened. Therefore, these safety features will keep the baby at or above the current accepted level of safety in conventional strollers.

Notes

Note: This honors project also submitted as a capstone project in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, available here: http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d1001018x.

Date Accepted

5-2007

Publication Date

5-1-2007

Keywords

remote, stroller, sensor

Degree Grantor

Northeastern University

Rights Holder

Theresa Mahoney et al.

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