Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Jain, Anjana

Abstract

The current technique of administering Botox with a syringe and plunger leaves room for user error and imprecision. The project team, in collaboration with UMass Medical School, has designed a handheld, automated syringe pump for clinical use. With such a device, injection technique is made more accurate, efficient, and safer for patients. The device was shown to dispense an average of 25.5 and 98 uL when programmed to administer 25 and 100 uL respectively. Our results confirm that our device falls within the 10 uL-accuracy minimum, showing its efficacy as an administration tool. The device was also able to inject into skin as exhibited through successful trials into 1% collagen hydrogels. Our team has set a series of future electronic and mechanical updates to improving our design

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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