Year of Publication

2018

Season of Publication

Summer

Paper Type

Master's Thesis

College

College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Department

Engineering

NACO controlled Corporate Body

University of North Florida. School of Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Juan Aceros

Second Advisor

Dr. Mary Lundy

Third Advisor

Dr. Patrick Kreidl

Department Chair

Dr. Osama Jadaan

College Dean

Dr. Mark Tumeo

Abstract

The collaboration between the School of Engineering and the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of North Florida has introduced the possibility of creating a new environment for pediatric physical therapy assessments. There are currently no methods for remotely monitoring children with impairments. However, with embedded sensor technology in the form of power mobility and accepted therapy assessment tools, remote monitoring can become a possibility. As a part of this work, a ride-on toy car was developed as a remote monitoring device and a case study with a child with a mobility impairment was used as a proof of concept. In this thesis, the background information on the project, the case study diagnosis and history, and the model used to develop this project are detailed.

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