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Cast saw skin injury eliminator

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Design Award

  • Tong Biomedical Design Award Winner

Project Overview

During the removal of orthopedic casts, user error can lead to thermal damage on the outer layer of the derma. Current commercially available cast saws lack the safety features necessary to prevent injury from occurring. With an increased risk of injury, comes the increased possibility of legal issues for the care provider. There are two goals of this project: 1. Design a device that will minimize mechanical and thermal injuries via a barrier between the saw blade and the derma. 2. Create a method of indication for cast clearance that will provide feedback to the physician during removal.

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Team members from left to right: Tim, Hannah, Jeff, Billy
Team members from left to right: Tim, Hannah, Jeff, Billy

Contact Information

Team Members

  • Hannah Frank, BME 301 - Team Leader
  • Timothy Abbott, BME 301 - Communicator
  • Mr. Billy Greisch, BME 301 - BSAC
  • Jeffrey Wu, BME 301 - BWIG & BPAG

Advisor and Client

  • Prof. John Webster - Advisor
  • Dr. Matthew Halanski - Client
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