Universal Medical Device Human-Machine Interface Test System

Universal Medical Device Human-Machine Interface Test System

Research and Development Engineers and Scientists within Stryker’s Medical Device division require a customized, universal test system in order to automate both functional and systems integration testing of physical human-machine interfaces (HMI) for medical devices currently in development.   The test system will support pre-commerce design development and black-box level integration and functional verification testing of product design.

Students will design an electro-mechanical test platform used to evaluate a vertically mounted touch-screen HMI (Human-Machine Interface), allowing for a full range of verification tests (OCR, Touch Actuation and System Integration). The system will run test scripts and record responses, automating the evaluation of both the physical interface functions and the interface/computer instructions.  At a minimum, the result must be faster and more accurate than the status quo methodology.

More Information: 2017-Stryker

Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following  document in January 2017:

Student IP and Non-Disclosure Agreement for this Project Team

Due to government regulations, only US citizens will be considered for any open internship positions. (not guaranteed)


How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level Sr/Grad
  • Students 5-7
  • Likely Majors CE, CS, ECE, EE, ME
  • Course Substitutions EECS 498, EE MDE, Honors, ME 490, ME 590, CE MDE, ECE Cognate
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Interview Guaranteed
  • Actuation Testing Robotics/Mechatronics (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: Robotics, ME, CE, ECE
  • OCR Testing, Basic Machine Vision/OCR (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: Robotics, EE, ECE, CSE/CS-LSA
  • PC-Based Scripting Development, Data Recording + UI Development (2 Students)

    • Likely Majors: CSE/CS-LSA

Faculty Mentor: Grant Krugergrant
Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
Research interests include: Biomedical device design and manufacturing; control systems; mathematic modeling, analysis and prediction; software engineering; embedded systems development; metrology; process monitoring and fault diagnosis; digital signal processing; intelligent maintenance systems.
Sponsor Mentor: Michael TrummUntitled
Principal Engineer
Michael is a software engineer who has been working in and around the Test Lab at Stryker since October 2000. He is currently a member of the Test Systems – Test Lab group. Michael provides cross functional engineering support as needed with an emphasis on writing software in LabVIEW for computer-based test systems. Michael’s ultimate goal at Stryker is to equip R&D with the tools they need to complete required testing as efficiently and effectively as possible using the latest advances in PC, data acquisition and automation technology.
For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (Stryker).