BME GUEST SPEAKER SEMINAR
"Semi-Active Foot Prostheses for Low-Power Gait Restoration"
Peter Adamczyk, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Friday, February 24, 2017
Client: Dr. Rahul Seth
Mechanical Design | CAD Modeling in SolidWorks | Rapid Prototyping | Machining | Device Assembly & Bench Testing
Dr. Seth recognized a need in the treatment of Middle Ear Effusion, or fluid in the ear space, and came to MDS with a design concept. In his studies, the refraction of laser light emitted on the ear drum could more accurately predict the presence of effusion, which could help prevent frequent mis-diagnoses and prolonged hearing loss.
Medical Device Solutions helped bring his idea to life, by routing power to a 5-milliwatt laser from the battery pack already in place in a common Otoscope model. The laser beam was transmitted via fiber optics up into the viewing piece and aligned such that during a routine ear inspection, a clinician could simply hold down a button and the laser would shine directly onto the patient’s ear drum.
A clinical study is currently in process to determine the efficacy of this design concept. MDS supplied four prototype units for this study.
Medical Device Solutions, Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation | 9500 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio, 44195
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