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Elevator for the Impacted Fetal Head During Cesarean Section

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Create a disposable device that elevates the impacted fetal head from the pelvis in a safe and easy way to limit complications during a cesarean section.

Design Award

  • BME and UWSMPH-TECH Collaborative Innovation Award Winner

Project Overview

The goal of this project is to create a single-use, disposable device that elevates the impacted fetal head from the pelvis in a safe and easy way to limit complications during a cesarean section. The fetal cap should be placed around the fetal skull with handles that can sit lateral to the head and up to the level of the cesarean incision. The handles will be grasped by a physician from the abdominal incision and will provide the traction needed to disimpact the fetal head, allowing for an easier cesarean delivery.

Team Picture

Top Left: Sakina Tariq, Top Right: Annika Rossebo, Bottom Left: Elizabeth Wacker, Bottom Middle: Nesya Graupe, and Bottom Right: Lauren Hicks
Top Left: Sakina Tariq, Top Right: Annika Rossebo, Bottom Left: Elizabeth Wacker, Bottom Middle: Nesya Graupe, and Bottom Right: Lauren Hicks

Contact Information

Team Members

  • Elizabeth Wacker, BME 301 - Team Leader
  • Nesya Graupe, BME 301 - Communicator
  • Sakina Tariq, BME 301 - BSAC
  • Lauren Hicks, BME 301 - BWIG
  • Annika Rossebo, BME 301 - BPAG
  • Ansley Hartney, Medical Student

Advisor and Client

  • Dr. Melissa Kinney - Advisor
  • Dr. Jay Lick - Client

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