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Mangled Extremity Simulator, Abigail Miller, Jonathan Clevenger, Nadia Gaskins Jan 2015

Mangled Extremity Simulator, Abigail Miller, Jonathan Clevenger, Nadia Gaskins

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

No abstract provided.


Click Chemistry Protein Immobilization, James P. Kraley Jan 2015

Click Chemistry Protein Immobilization, James P. Kraley

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The main purpose of the first part in the lab was to try and determine a way to measure the moles of dye per mole of protein in order to detect an azide tag on a recombinantly produced azide-IFN-γ protein. This was done by using click chemistry to bind the azide tagged protein to a dye and then measured the azide tag efficiency. The main purpose of the second part of the project was to make a protein, SDF-1α, and tag it with an azide group. This was completed via processes of expression, isolation, and purification of the protein. From ...


Sports Innovations Track Jack, Kyle Kvasnicka Jan 2015

Sports Innovations Track Jack, Kyle Kvasnicka

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Working with Adaptive Sports Ohio we set out to help individuals with handicaps the ability to play and compete in sports and other athletic activities. Our goal was to create a device that will lift a track wheel chair off the ground so that the athlete in the chair is able to practice without movement. Our design had to be economical, stable, transportable, and allow rotation of the rear tires without causing translational movement of the chair. To accomplish this our group modified a screw jack for a car to support the rear axle of the track wheelchair. We then ...


Development Of A Modified Cervical Collar To Eliminate Overheating And Dysphagia Side Effects, Elizabeth M. Rondinelli, Katharine J. Hodgson, Samantha L. Ballash, Jessica C. Augustynovich Jan 2015

Development Of A Modified Cervical Collar To Eliminate Overheating And Dysphagia Side Effects, Elizabeth M. Rondinelli, Katharine J. Hodgson, Samantha L. Ballash, Jessica C. Augustynovich

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Currently, thousands of people each year require the use of a rigid cervical collar. The collars are used in situations of emergency, as well as in situations of precaution, when spinal injury is or may be present. There are many different styles and sizes of cervical collars available on the market today; however, common side effects are noticed when wearing the collars that may reduce the effectiveness to the patient. Often patients complain of general discomfort issues or may suffer from more serious side effects such as pressure sores, increased intracranial pressure, dysphagia, and abnormal distraction within the upper spine ...


Shotblocker® - Bionix® Senior Design, Samuel Dockery Jan 2015

Shotblocker® - Bionix® Senior Design, Samuel Dockery

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

No abstract provided.


Nasa Limited Inflight Lab Sensor, Gregory P. Howard, James C. Hanreck Jan 2015

Nasa Limited Inflight Lab Sensor, Gregory P. Howard, James C. Hanreck

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently developing the capabilities needed to send humans to Mars in 2030 for a three year mission. Astronaut health must be monitored monthly during such a lengthy mission. The UA Enterprise Senior Design Team worked to design a reusable, novel blood panel cartridge system to monitor astronaut health and to minimize waste production. Most current cartridges are composed of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). PDMS microchannels were fabricated to conduct simple proof of concept experiments for the design of a novel cartridge. To determine an ideal blood cleaning solution, bovine blood will be injected into ...


Foley Catheter Priming Device, Melissa A. Boswell, Landon Davis, Renee Horn, Tyler Grubb, Jason Green Jan 2015

Foley Catheter Priming Device, Melissa A. Boswell, Landon Davis, Renee Horn, Tyler Grubb, Jason Green

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

A lack of a pressure gradient throughout the catheter prevents urine flow from the bladder and through catheter system in a condition referred to as “air-lock.” The purpose of this project was to design a device that could be utilized by person with a catheter faced with the problem of air-lock to restore urine flow and normal functioning of the catheter system. After a prototype was created, the device was put through a series of tests to insure proper functioning, absence of leakage, and durability. The device created can be added in-line with the catheter system, inconspicuously under the user ...


Brainstorm Radiation Systems Inc, Calia Battista, Leah Krichbaum, Lauren Wickert, Cody George, Ryan Manges Jan 2015

Brainstorm Radiation Systems Inc, Calia Battista, Leah Krichbaum, Lauren Wickert, Cody George, Ryan Manges

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Many different designs have been created to immobilize patients for radiation therapy of the head and neck. Options exist which result in varying degrees of patient comfort, radiation attenuation, and limitation of movement. While one requirement can be met effectively, it is difficult to design a system which adequately meets all requirements for radiation therapy. Brainstorm Radiation Systems aims to address all of these variables and transform the patient and technician experience during radiation treatment. The requirements for our head and neck immobilization design were to immobilize the patient within 3mm of movement for at least 30 minutes, and must ...


Power Soccer Footguard Attachment System, Allison Hubbell, Vivian Kontoveros, Andrew Mcclain, Lauren Monsanty Jan 2015

Power Soccer Footguard Attachment System, Allison Hubbell, Vivian Kontoveros, Andrew Mcclain, Lauren Monsanty

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

The purpose of this research project was to develop a new method of attaching a footguard to the front of a power wheelchair to be used in the adaptive sport, power soccer. Completion of this project was requested by Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (A.S.P.O.). It was requested that Limitless Sports Solutions, a team of Biomedical Engineering students, create a new design which would be more efficient, have less moving parts, and be easier to attach overall than the system currently being used by A.S.P.O. During the scope of this project, research was conducted ...


New Design For Prefilled Syringe, Katherine R. Delozier, Sarah Snyder, Jennifer Drombetta, Douglas Cale Crowder Jan 2015

New Design For Prefilled Syringe, Katherine R. Delozier, Sarah Snyder, Jennifer Drombetta, Douglas Cale Crowder

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Prefilled syringes are currently available as treatment options for individuals with diabetes, allergies, and other medical conditions mandating delivery of drugs by injection. However current prefilled syringes are often bulky, conspicuous, require specific storage conditions, and may prematurely deploy. Because of these factors, patients may be less compliant to treatment regimens and feel that their lifestyles and independence are inhibited. The newly designed prefilled syringe should be portable, practical, and easy-to-use. This project will be completed for Bionix Corporation located in Toledo, OH. Our contacts at this company are Mr. Ed Markewitz, Product Development Program Manager, and Mr. Cody Harder ...


Evaluation Of The Signature Molecular Descriptor With Blosum62 And An All-Atom Description For Use In Sequence Alignment Of Proteins, Lindsay M. Aichinger Jan 2015

Evaluation Of The Signature Molecular Descriptor With Blosum62 And An All-Atom Description For Use In Sequence Alignment Of Proteins, Lindsay M. Aichinger

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

This Honors Project focused on a few aspects of this topic. The second is comparing the molecular signature kernels to three of the BLOSUM matrices (30, 62, and 90) to test the accuracy of the mathematical model. The kernel matrix was manipulated in order to improve the relationship by focusing on side groups and also by changing how the structure was represented in the matrix by increasing the initial height distance from the central atom (Height 1 and Height 2 included).

There were multiple design constraints for this project. The first was the comparison with the BLOSUM matrices (30, 62 ...


Evaluation Of Tissue-Engineered Tendon Enthesis Polymer Constructs, Joshua A. Bundy Bs, Mary Beth Wade Phd, Hitomi Nakao Md, Phillip Mcclellan Phd, Qing Yu Phd, Robin Jacquet-Childs Ms, William J. Landis Phd Jan 2014

Evaluation Of Tissue-Engineered Tendon Enthesis Polymer Constructs, Joshua A. Bundy Bs, Mary Beth Wade Phd, Hitomi Nakao Md, Phillip Mcclellan Phd, Qing Yu Phd, Robin Jacquet-Childs Ms, William J. Landis Phd

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Both scientists and clinicians have proposed tissue engineering as the future of medicine. The possibilities for tissue engineering, that is, fabrication of tissues and organs in the laboratory and their translation to patients, appear to be endless, and many believe that this new approach in medicine will result in abolishing many common ailments, injuries, and congenital defects. Injuries to a tendon enthesis, the normal tissue connection between tendon and bone, are of particular concern to clinicians because of their frequency and failure to repair as a result of surgery. While these injuries may not be life threatening, they can certainly ...