University of Massachusetts Medical Center
In 2014, 8.9 million injectable procedures were performed in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Within this field there is an increasing need for accurate and ergonomic delivery of hypodermic injections such as Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. To accomplish this task, we created a completely analog delivery device that aids surgeons in the accurate and efficient placement of hypodermic injections reproducibly and repeatedly, without fatigue for the surgeon. Two distinct pieces to the design were developed: an ergonomic shell and an accurate volume deposition mechanism. A final combination device was not fabricated due to process limitations with 3D printing facilities, however, future recommendation for the production and improvement of the device were made.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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