Faculty Advisor

Furlong-Vazquez, Cosme

Abstract

In the US, 17% of the adult population suffers from hearing loss. However, the diagnostic tools available make diagnosing middle-ear diseases extremely challenging. WPI’s CHSLT is developing a high-speed holographic system capable of shape and displacement measurements of the tympanic membrane (TM) with nanometer-scale resolution. We developed an optical head for the system with an increased spatial resolution, depth-of-field, and miniaturized geometry. The prototype was developed using advanced optical software, validated and tested on a controlled sample, and finally integrated into the high-speed holographic system for measurements on a post-mortem human TM. The prototype met all design specifications and is successfully integrated into the system for future otologic research.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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