Faculty Advisor

Peura, Robert A.

Abstract

This report outlines the design and fabrication of a prototype ear compression device that will serve as the fundamental mechanical component for an existing non-invasive blood glucose measurement instrument. The ear squeeze mechanism was redesigned to incorporate a linear actuator as opposed to a stepper motor. This made the design simpler and smaller with a minimum amount of moving parts. This device contributes to the long-term goal of developing a portable non-invasive device to be used by diabetic individuals.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering

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