Title

Manually Powered Otoscope

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Abstract/Artist Statement

One of the most basic medical diagnostic tools is the otoscope –– the device used to examine the ear canal. Unfortunately, many doctors in remote and developing regions do not have easy, ready access to electricity or batteries, rendering them unable to use this tool. We have designed an otoscope that is powered completely by moderate shaking and which uses a low power, but very bright, LED. Our otoscope is also designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as very high and very low temperatures as well as high degrees of humidity. We are going to be testing our otoscope under various conditions, such as humidity and moisture, to determine how effectively it will still run under these harsh conditions.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

2-5-2009 2:00 PM

End Date

2-5-2009 3:30 PM

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Manually Powered Otoscope

School of Engineering & Computer Science

One of the most basic medical diagnostic tools is the otoscope –– the device used to examine the ear canal. Unfortunately, many doctors in remote and developing regions do not have easy, ready access to electricity or batteries, rendering them unable to use this tool. We have designed an otoscope that is powered completely by moderate shaking and which uses a low power, but very bright, LED. Our otoscope is also designed to withstand harsh environmental conditions, such as very high and very low temperatures as well as high degrees of humidity. We are going to be testing our otoscope under various conditions, such as humidity and moisture, to determine how effectively it will still run under these harsh conditions.