Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
In conjunction with the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and CHLST, an optoelectronic holographic otoscope (OEHO) has been developed with the purpose of measuring subnanometer deformations in the human tympanic membrane. The current configuration is not feasible for use in clinical settings. This report details the steps taken to convert the experimental systems of the past to a reproducible, stable, and optimized modular tool. Methods of rapid prototyping and digital holography are introduced for obtaining a new generation of OEHO. Tests pioneering the reflectivity of biologically compatible materials are also conducted for the maximization of laser reflectivity on the surface of the tympanic membrane.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project