i. Concept- Is the project creative, original, functional, and pushing boundaries? Does the project effectively address the selected challenge?
Yes the project has a solid Cerebral Palsy foundation theme, this was build with feedback from the mentors that communication and emotional expression is tough for cerebral palsy individuals
ii. Design- Is there a depth of design detail available (like a system design, CAD models, project test methods, etc.)? Is there base-level planning for the functionality (e.g., functional block diagram, list of specifications and descriptions of how they will be met, etc.)? How user-friendly is the design?
I will create a plan for the process and get some test models out for the cerebral palsy foundation to try out.
iii. Production- Is the project realistically reproducible (taking into consideration necessary materials, skills, and production processes)? Are the manufacturing processes detailed? Are those processes realistic for scalability?
The style of manufacturing is certainly possible in any maker space. Vacuum forming does not require expensive equipment and duplicate blanks for mask frames can be make every few minutes when you get going.
iv. Benchmark- How well is the project impact and viability demonstrated? Are estimated costs realistic? How well does the project improve upon other currently available solutions?
I will demonstrate the product on myself and also send prototypes to the foundation for testing in the real world for feedback.
v. Communication- How thoroughly have the Final Round requirements been completed? How well documented is the project? How “open” is the design?