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Medical Art Prosthetics: Prosthetic ear attachment anchor

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Project Overview

Silicone ear prostheses are created and provided to individuals born with microtia, suffered loss of an ear due to cancer, or trauma patients who have sustained amputation of the ear. Current attachments utilize chemical bonding with a primer to attach a magnet to silicon. This can cause an early attachment failure due to minimal mechanical attachment. Patients travel a great distance for the specialized prosthetic results of Medical Art Prosthetics, so a stronger method of attachment is desired to improve retention and durability of the prosthesis. The goal is to develop multiple attachment designs, fabricate 3D models, and perform testing.

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Team members from left to right: Joey Campagna, Anna Samuelsohn, Kinzie Kujawa, Mitchell Glodowski, Cristian Naxi
Team members from left to right: Joey Campagna, Anna Samuelsohn, Kinzie Kujawa, Mitchell Glodowski, Cristian Naxi

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Team Members

  • Cristian Naxi, BME 300 - Team Leader
  • Joseph Campagna, BME 300 - Communicator
  • Kinzie Kujawa, BME 300 - BSAC
  • Mitchell Glodowski, BME 200 - BWIG
  • Anna Samuelsohn, BME 200 - BPAG
  • Ashley Mulchrone, TA

Advisor and Client

  • Naomi Chesler - Advisor
  • Mr. Greg Gion - Client

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