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Peter Adamczyk, Ph.D.
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Friday, February 24, 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.