Faculty Advisor

Furlong-Vazquez, Cosme


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

Date Accepted

April 2010


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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