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"The 'Art' of Computational Modeling in Knee Biomechanics"
Ahmet Erdemir, PhD, Cleveland Clinic
Jason Halloran, PhD, Cleveland State University
Carl Imhauser, PhD, Hospital for Special Surgery
Peter Laz, PhD, University of Denver
Kevin Shelburne, PhD, University of Denver
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 

 

 Laser Otoscope

 

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.