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Instructor:

Niti Parikh | Creative Lead, MakerLAB @ Cornell Tech)

Coordinators:
My Linh H. Nguyen-Novotny | Assistant Director of Programmatic
Development at the Weill Cornell CTSC
Jane Swanson | Assistant Director, Govt. and Community Relations | Cornell
Tech

Mentors:
Neta Tamir | PhD student at Cornell Tech
Alex Leibman | Visiting Maker | MakerLAB @Cornell Tech
Christopher Farino | Cornell Tech alumni
Hufsa Tasnim| MakerLAB Intern, City College of NY
Christina Ko | Artist / MakerLAB Admin. Asst.

Roosevelt Island Community Mentors:


Judith Berdy
Jay Jacobson

Guest Lectures By:


Sarah Le Cam | Co-founder and Technical Lead of Kipit
Theo G St. Francis | Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Jimmy Diresta | Master Maker

Partners:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Ultimaker
Uni.fyi
Carter Burden Network, RI
Coler Hospital | Open Doors NYC
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TEAMS & CHALLENGES:
‘3D PRINTED LIFE HACKS’ / SPRING WORKSHOP 2019
DISCOVERY
~Interpretation
Understand challenge
Research ~ Ideation

Gather inspiration ~ Prototyping


~Evolution
Group workshop at Cooper Hewitt
Observations, field visits can be great
inspiration - but finding meaning in that and
turning it into actionable opportunities for
design is what we want to explore today. How
can we start sorting and condensing thoughts
by storytelling to set clear direction for
ideation?

2. interpretation Google slides


- Class Assignment

Understand challenge

1. discovery Research
Gather inspiration

We will take all our observations,

3. ideation inspirations and brainstorming


skills from last class to think
expansively and without constraints
for ideation phase.
UNI
-Class
masterboard
Interpretation & ideationa
Prototyping...
Prototyping...
Class#5 / SPRING WORKSHOP 2019

Discovery ~ Interpretation ~ Ideation ~ Prototyping ~ Evolution


UNI
-Class
masterboard

1. discovery
2. interpretation
ideation
3.

prototype Evolution
Challenge #1
How might we create a product which will help consumers
remember everyday tasks.

Team Memory Joggers:


CHANDRIMA
YOUNG
ERNEST
Initial Prototype:
Evolution:
Final Prototype:
Final Prototype:
ANAIS How might we help patients with
no voice, patients with stroke and
TAL hemifacial paralysis, or anyone
MARK with decreased voice projection
(aging voice for instance) to
communicate better with speech
projection.
Our first prototype in the Hackathon based on Ted
Laryngectomy patin. We discover that one device also can
work on different face.
Our second design was spouse to look like a phone that fitted to the
face instead of wearable and you can hold it by hand.
Persona
Sandy Neis, Strong, funny, ambitious professor who went to be able to
give lecture to her students.

When we meet Sandy we understood the different needs of stroke


patient. And that this population can benefit from our solution since
there is no product that is available for them in the market now.
Challenges:

● Explore new market: stroke patient.

● Wearable device that is aesthetically appealing, fits, and functional and


can be used hand free.

● Fit the device to Sandy specific face structure

● Working with the the correct muscles group on the face.

● From the tech side:Muscle activity to voice.


Technology & Product

✔ 3 Subjects
✔ Small dictionary
✔ Error rate similar
to competitors
Fit to Sandy
Puting the electrodes on the right place
Fast sketches different ways to put the device on the face
Fast sketches different ways to put the device on the face
Challenge #4
GEORGIA How might we help someone with
SIQI hearing impairment in a way that

VICKI is more comfortable and


affordable?
‘3D PRINTED LIFE HACKS’ / SPRING WORKSHOP 2019

Cochlea
Smart Hearing Aids
Challenge
How might we help someone with hearing impairment in a way that is more
comfortable and affordable?
John is a 75 years old New York citizen.
He has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 5
grandkids. He and his wife have been
married for over 50 years.

He started to lose his hearing a few


years ago. However, he wants to
communicate with his wife, chat with
his neighbors and play with his lovely
grandkids. He is afraid of being
isolated.
Current Hearing Aid Problems

Uncomfortable No battery indicator Super expensive Bad design Simple functions


& easily fall out

John tried to purchase a hearing aid to use.

But couldn’t find the proper one for him on the market.
Cochlea Smart Hearing Aids
Logo on the case shows
the case battery level.
(Power bank)

Wireless charge case


with battery makes it
easy to carry.

Customized color, and material.


Cochlea Smart Hearing Aids

Customized shape based Battery indicator Hi-End audio More functions Low Cost
on your ear mold technology (Radio, Music, (3D print)
(ergonomic design)
GPRS, SOS, Voice
Control)
Market Size and Analysis
The hearing aid market is expected to reach USD 9.78
Billion by 2022 from USD 6.97 Billion in 2017.

About 20% of United States adults report some degree of


hearing loss. That is 48 million Users!

At the age of 65, one in three people has a hearing loss.


Among adults aged 70 and older who need a hearing aid,
fewer than one in three has used them.

The market is growing especially in China due to the


demographic problem.
Customer Journey Map
1. User gets ear molding,
and hearing test from
audiology lab or at home.
2. Send to
company

4. Send back
to customer

3. Company scans,
designs, 3D prints the
mold, assembles, tests,
and ships the products
FOUNDING MEMBERS

Siqi Shi Georgia Frost Vicki Feinmel


BS, MS, Cornell Tech MBA BS, Weill Cornell Former Production Manager
Fmr. Head designer at Audeze PHD Neuroscience Retired

Instructor: Niti Parikh (Creative Lead, MakerLAB @ Cornell Tech)


Coordinators: My Linh H. Nguyen-Novotny (Assistant Director of Programmatic Development at the Weill Cornell CTSC)
Jane Swanson (Assistant Director, Govt. and Community Relations | Cornell Tech)
Next Steps

Continue user research


Narrow down features
Build minimum viable product
Marketing Strategy
ELIZABETH
Challenge #5
ALEXA How might we help someone with a
mobility impairment to use a piano
VINCENT keyboard with more ease?
JAY
~Discovery

~Interpretation

~Ideation

~Prototyping

~Evolution
Persona:
~Discovery ● Music maker with limited hand
~Interpretation mobility, uses MIDI keyboard to
~Ideation compose and record tracks
~Prototyping

~Evolution
~Discovery

~Interpretation

~Ideation

~Prototyping

~Evolution
~Discovery

~Interpretation

~Ideation

~Prototyping

~Evolution
~Discovery

~Interpretation

~Ideation

~Prototyping

~Evolution
~Discovery

~Interpretation

~Ideation

~Prototyping

~Evolution
~Discovery

~Interpretation

~Ideation

~Prototyping

~Evolution
Challenge #6
How might we help someone with
VIJAY mobility impairment to switch
KRITI operations between digital
platforms. i.e. How can a user have
PETER non-disrupted experience while
physically switching between their
phone to a tablet to a laptop use
Persona:
❖ 30 years old paraplegic male
❖ Hobbies are writing and art
❖ Resides in apartment building
❖ Confined to bed
❖ Wants to be more independent
ideate
Device will flip from one platform to the
other (ie)from phone to tablet and vice
versa.

We were originally challenged to make


this device for multiple platforms but we
decided to go for phone and tablet
because of the weight and size of some
laptops
development

3D printed
parts to
achieve
mechanics
Using
Arduino,easy
driver and
stepper motor
we achieved
our electronics