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Proposal: Modified Plan to Disseminate NIOP Device Know-how to the Community

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Bob Rieger Public Seen by 202

This formal proposal to deploy the NIOP Technology to the e-NABLE community is a modification of a draft discussion posted several weeks ago.  Based upon feedback from that discussion, and a general re-thinking of the best way to proceed, changes to the strategy were made. The original 3-stage plan was a series of physical workshops combined with videos and other collateral materials.  However, in order to cost-effectively communicate the NIOP system to as many volunteers globally as possible, it was decided to focus on a detailed multi-part series of videos, eliminating the workshops, with an attendant lower cost.

 Accordingly, here is a restatement of the background and explanation of the NIOP system of devices, together with the modified 2-stage plan, cost and logistics.

 On July 21st of this year, the e-NABLE community unanimously approved a proposal written by Nate Munro to develop 12 different NIOP devices.  The majority of those devices are part of a modular series of trans-humeral and trans-radial prostheses designed around the Kwawu arm by Jaq Buchanan.  They accommodate a number of terminal devices designed to accomplish a variety of functions. The monies granted totaled $6,000 that supported Nate and the NIOP team for the required thousands of hours of design work, coordination and project management.

 On December 5th, Nate presented the NIOP team’s completed work to the SPC at their regularly scheduled meeting, a video of which is available to anyone in the community on the e-NABLE Hub.  The results are astounding, with virtually all goals completed.  What has become quite apparent is the effort that will be required to disseminate this innovative and highly versatile system to the community.  All NIOP designs are currently being registered as official devices on the e-NABLE device list, and it’s important to understand how different components suit recipient’s needs.( See diagram below. Full screen view here.)

 

We anticipate a considerable learning curve for all the elements, sizing, fabrication, assembly and fitting.  In addition, a small amount of continued design work is anticipated to incorporate and adapt feedback from the community on devices, the full documentation, OpenSCAD tools for device scaling, assembly videos, etc.

 Nate will take responsibility for completing any necessary revisions to the 12 NIOP Phase 1 devices, and drafting all documentation for the 4 main NIOP arm configurations (trans-radial long residual, trans-radial short, trans-humeral long, and trans-humeral short).  

SPC member Bob Rieger and experienced volunteer Shawn Mathiesen will  lead the effort of video preparation and product introduction to the community following the completion of Nate’s work.  Additionally, Jeremy Simon has offered to perform the actual video shooting and post-production. Jon Schull will play the role of maker-advocate, reviewing all materials for readability, buildability, learn-abilty, etc.   Nate requires additional funding to complete development of the Kwawu Bionic arm, create documentation, and make modifications based on feedback. In addition, there will be travel and logistics costs for the video preparation and travel.  It is anticipated that all these activities can be initiated in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Accordingly, here is the 2-stage plan for your consideration:

  

 Stage 1: NIOP Completion - Documentation, OpenSCAD Sizing, and Prayer Hand Device 

Time Frame:  2 months, January & February 2020      Requested Funding: $4,000

   

  • Documentation including simple graphical step-by-step Instruction Manuals with pictures and OpenSCAD Sizing files for parametric  sizing, printing and building the four basic types of devices to fit transradial and transhumeral recipients with long or short residual limbs. 

  • Continuous support for questions and any necessary design revisions to the NIOP designs from Phase 1

  • Software coding for selecting multiple grip patterns with a smartphone, and further development with the Kwawu Bionic hand and arm.

  • Development of the Prayer Hand wrist-driven device, with a thermoformed palm, customizable to any combination of partial fingers via OpenSCAD menus (each finger can be toggled among natural, missing one digit, missing 2 digits, or absent, for use by that makers without prior CAD skills).  Additionally the OpenSCAD system will allow the palm to be parametrically sized to accommodate for unusual proportions or shapes in the hand. 

  • Funding will cover Nate's personal expenses for two months so he can continue working solely for e-NABLE.  

 

Stage 2:  Production of Videos and other Collateral Material

Time Frame:  February/March 2020                  Requested Funding: $2500 for travel and video and production costs

  •       A 2-3 day visit to both Nate’s workshop and Jaq Buchanan’s maker space in Colorado by Bob Rieger, Shawn Mathiesen, Earl Mathiesen and Jeremy Simon.  Task is to thoroughly review all NIOP system components, learn assembly and technical details, and shoot the necessary raw video.

  •   Prior to the trip, a detailed plan of the video series will be made

  • Jeremy Simon will shoot the video, and perform all post processing

 

Therefore, the total amount requested for finishing the NIOP work and producing the videos is $6500.

 The overall timetable is to begin posting finished videos in the series to the e-NABLE Hub by the end of April, 2020 

 

 

 



BR

Bob Rieger Thu 2 Jan 2020

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Bob Rieger started a proposal Thu 2 Jan 2020

Proposal: Modified Plan to Disseminate NIOP Device Know-how to the Community Closed Thu 16 Jan 2020

Outcome
by Bob Rieger Thu 16 Jan 2020

Hello Everyone! The NIOP Dissemination Proposal has closed, and it cleared the hurdle of at least 15 votes with 80% approval. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and consider the proposal, and vote! We are already well along on the planning of the video filming and production, and I will shortly be providing an update on the project in the forum of the e-NABLE Hub. If you are not already a member of the Hub, please join us at hub.e-nable.org, and register.

This formal proposal to deploy the NIOP Technology to the e-NABLE community is a modification of a draft discussion posted several weeks ago.  Based upon feedback from that discussion, and a general re-thinking of the best way to proceed, changes to the strategy were made. The original 3-stage plan was a series of physical workshops combined with videos and other collateral materials.  However, in order to cost-effectively communicate the NIOP system to as many volunteers globally as possible, it was decided to focus on a detailed multi-part series of videos, eliminating the workshops, with an attendant lower cost.

 Accordingly, here is a restatement of the background and explanation of the NIOP system of devices, together with the modified 2-stage plan, cost and logistics.

 On July 21st of this year, the e-NABLE community unanimously approved a proposal written by Nate Munro to develop 12 different NIOP devices.  The majority of those devices are part of a modular series of trans-humeral and trans-radial prostheses designed around the Kwawu arm by Jaq Buchanan.  They accommodate a number of terminal devices designed to accomplish a variety of functions. The monies granted totaled $6,000 that supported Nate and the NIOP team for the required thousands of hours of design work, coordination and project management.

 On December 5th, Nate presented the NIOP team’s completed work to the SPC at their regularly scheduled meeting, a video of which is available to anyone in the community on the e-NABLE Hub.  The results are astounding, with virtually all goals completed.  What has become quite apparent is the effort that will be required to disseminate this innovative and highly versatile system to the community.  All NIOP designs are currently being registered as official devices on the e-NABLE device list, and it’s important to understand how different components suit recipient’s needs.( See diagram below. Full screen view here.)

 

We anticipate a considerable learning curve for all the elements, sizing, fabrication, assembly and fitting.  In addition, a small amount of continued design work is anticipated to incorporate and adapt feedback from the community on devices, the full documentation, OpenSCAD tools for device scaling, assembly videos, etc.

 Nate will take responsibility for completing any necessary revisions to the 12 NIOP Phase 1 devices, and drafting all documentation for the 4 main NIOP arm configurations (trans-radial long residual, trans-radial short, trans-humeral long, and trans-humeral short).  

SPC member Bob Rieger and experienced volunteer Shawn Mathiesen will  lead the effort of video preparation and product introduction to the community following the completion of Nate’s work.  Additionally, Jeremy Simon has offered to perform the actual video shooting and post-production. Jon Schull will play the role of maker-advocate, reviewing all materials for readability, buildability, learn-abilty, etc.   Nate requires additional funding to complete development of the Kwawu Bionic arm, create documentation, and make modifications based on feedback. In addition, there will be travel and logistics costs for the video preparation and travel.  It is anticipated that all these activities can be initiated in the first quarter of 2020.

 

Accordingly, here is the 2-stage plan for your consideration:

  

 Stage 1: NIOP Completion - Documentation, OpenSCAD Sizing, and Prayer Hand Device 

Time Frame:  2 months, January & February 2020      Requested Funding: $4,000

   

  • Documentation including simple graphical step-by-step Instruction Manuals with pictures and OpenSCAD Sizing files for parametric  sizing, printing and building the four basic types of devices to fit transradial and transhumeral recipients with long or short residual limbs. 

  • Continuous support for questions and any necessary design revisions to the NIOP designs from Phase 1

  • Software coding for selecting multiple grip patterns with a smartphone, and further development with the Kwawu Bionic hand and arm.

  • Development of the Prayer Hand wrist-driven device, with a thermoformed palm, customizable to any combination of partial fingers via OpenSCAD menus (each finger can be toggled among natural, missing one digit, missing 2 digits, or absent, for use by that makers without prior CAD skills).  Additionally the OpenSCAD system will allow the palm to be parametrically sized to accommodate for unusual proportions or shapes in the hand. 

  • Funding will cover Nate's personal expenses for two months so he can continue working solely for e-NABLE.  

 

Stage 2:  Production of Videos and other Collateral Material

Time Frame:  February/March 2020                  Requested Funding: $2500 for travel and video and production costs

  •       A 2-3 day visit to both Nate’s workshop and Jaq Buchanan’s maker space in Colorado by Bob Rieger, Shawn Mathiesen, Earl Mathiesen and Jeremy Simon.  Task is to thoroughly review all NIOP system components, learn assembly and technical details, and shoot the necessary raw video.

  •   Prior to the trip, a detailed plan of the video series will be made

  • Jeremy Simon will shoot the video, and perform all post processing

 

Therefore, the total amount requested for finishing the NIOP work and producing the videos is $6500.

 The overall timetable is to begin posting finished videos in the series to the e-NABLE Hub by the end of April, 2020 

 

 

Agree - 27
Abstain - 2
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
29 people have voted (17%)
BR

Bob Rieger
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

SM

Shawn Mathiesen
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

DZ

Donna Zimmerman
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

CC

Cristi Constantin
Abstain
Thu 2 Jan 2020

EL

Everton Lins
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

JS

Jeremy Simon
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

Everyone on this team has already demonstrated their ability to deliver on their commitments, and I think there will be a lot of value in this for the community as a whole.

SM

Skip Meetze
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

MB

Michael Bowman
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

JS

Jon Schull
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

KR

Kyle Reeser
Agree
Thu 2 Jan 2020

WM

Wayne Munslow
Agree
Fri 3 Jan 2020

LG

Leland Green
Agree
Fri 3 Jan 2020

Go, Nate, go!! 🖖😎

AG

Agi Gonda
Agree
Fri 3 Jan 2020

BM

Barry Maxwell
Agree
Fri 3 Jan 2020

B

Ben
Agree
Fri 3 Jan 2020

Clear proposal, super team, certainly valuable to the community. Nate has some great ideas for lego-like visual instructions as well, which along with easy to translate captions would open the process up internationally.

EG

Ed Greig
Agree
Fri 3 Jan 2020

RM

Rob MacKay
Agree
Sun 5 Jan 2020

P

Patrick
Abstain
Sun 5 Jan 2020

WM

Will McCaffrey
Agree
Sun 5 Jan 2020

KB

Ken Bice
Agree
Mon 6 Jan 2020

This is vital work, and takes us in a direction we should pursue - systematic design for individual needs.
Hats off to Nate and the entire team!

AA

Adam Armfield
Agree
Thu 9 Jan 2020

RV

Richard VanderMey
Agree
Fri 10 Jan 2020

IL

Ian Lewis
Agree
Sat 11 Jan 2020

NM

Nate Munro
Agree
Sat 11 Jan 2020

It's really awesome to see the community embrace the NIOP catalog! Thanks again for all your support, and a big thanks to Bob for putting together the proposal!

NRW

Nelson Reynolds Walsh
Agree
Sat 11 Jan 2020

This proposal has my full support. Modularity is something relatively under utilised in our community and Nate's lived experience with prostheses, strong background in design, and friendly yet professional demeanour makes him acutely competent for guiding this project.

MB

Madison Bondoc
Agree
Sun 12 Jan 2020

SD

Sandra Dermisek
Agree
Sun 12 Jan 2020

DE

David Elentukh
Agree
Mon 13 Jan 2020

E

ebubar
Agree
Wed 15 Jan 2020

SM

Shawn Mathiesen Thu 2 Jan 2020

JS

Jon Schull Thu 2 Jan 2020

This is an e-NABLE dream team and an e-NABLE dream project.

(Bang / Buck) >> 👍

RB

Rich B Thu 2 Jan 2020

Sounds like the plan has come together well!

SS

Saiph Savage Fri 3 Jan 2020

Great vision!

LG

Leland Green Fri 3 Jan 2020

With Nate's experience in CAD and his fantastic attitude, it's hard to go wrong if he's involved!
🖖😎