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I am currently 18 years old and am setting foot into the world of design, having been a science student all my life. I am studying at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India. My interests lie in the ideology of design thinking, Film-making, Art, Music, Products and books(of all kinds).
I have added an image to the challenge illustrating the flow of the system as I have envisioned it. I am looking at a number of collaborators on this project in terms of getting a better understanding of the product system, usability of the product from the user's side of things and most importantly in the spectrum of technical and topical expertise. Here are the particular people I am looking at as collaborators - An electrical electronics design engineer (in order to help with the electronics of the sensors and the feeding of data from the sensor to the interface), a materials engineer (to suggest conducive materials to build the product), a number of physicians specializing in the following areas - Orthopaedics, ENT, and Neurology (These are the people who can help us calibrate the device to a more technical and medical language and also help us in validating different parameters from a medical perspective). Apart from these are some of the people who have posted ideas as part of this ideation phase with whom I see the potential to collaborate on this project and create a better product through the amalgamation of our findings. I have also updated the presentation with the above mentioned points
Yeah I agree with both of these posts. Learning has to be project based - I prefer using the word experiential learning - because until I experience the application of what I have learnt there is no point in me learning anything new. It's like having a hammer but not knowing what you can do with it. The second post you have linked here is more directly related to what I have spoken about in this post. Graduation rates and retention rates are meaningless data that has no bearing on an individual student. The three questions any student must ask himself or herself after a stint in college or school are What have I learnt? Why did I learn what I have learnt? What can I do with what I have learnt? If the student is able to answer these questions self satisfactorily the education has been fruitful.