College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2021-04-26 10:31:26

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Honors Course

4800:491 4800:492

Number of Credits

4

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

Current face shields used in home and institutional healthcare settings create hardships for their wearers, which makes normal work routines more difficult. Recent mandates require healthcare workers to wear both surgical masks as well as plastic face shields when tending to patients. Unfortunately, the majority of face shields have been designed for hospital settings, which does not address the specific requirements for in-home therapist use. Some of the issues include their restrictive size, tendency to fog, susceptibility to glare, and sterilization and re-use issues. Our team proposes to design a face shield for homecare occupational therapists that addresses their unique set of requirements. A prototype face shield will be developed and tested by several stakeholders to validate performance and refine the design. The design will be iterated as required to satisfy customer requirements.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Keszenheimer

First Reader

Dr. Alhalawani

Second Reader

Dr. Mahajan

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Keszenheimer

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