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© 2018 by Heidi Peterson

VISCON

An actuated tablet mount designed to alleviate motion sickness 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

In the mechanical engineering capstone course, each team was tasked with designing and testing a solution to one of many problems introduced by autonomous vehicles. My team's design objective was to create a device that mitigates motion sickness effects to allow for technology use in a moving vehicle. The device holds a tablet and rotates according to the angular velocity of the vehicle in order to help the passenger see what they are feeling, thereby removing the neural mismatch that may cause carsickness. During this project, we conducted preliminary interviews and research, iterated through several designs, and tested our final product with several participants.

TECHNICAL PROCESSES

DETAILS

Heidi Peterson, Aidan Biggar, 

Zachary Dammann, Esteban Mejia

Stanford University

ME 113: Mechanical Engineering Design

Spring 2018

  • Laser cutting

  • Electronics

  • Programming (Arduino)

  • CAD (Fusion 360, Adobe Illustrator)

  • Testing

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