College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2021-05-14 08:20:53

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Honors Course

Biomedical Engineering Senior Design

Number of Credits

2

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

Intravenous (IV) lines used in various healthcare settings pose a risk to patients and their caretakers. A few common risks include IV lines becoming torn out and coming into contact with open wounds. We propose to solve this problem by designing a device that prevents IV and wire entanglement without obstructing patient care. Our objectives in identifying a solution include increasing patient comfort, mobility, and ease of transfer. By solving this issue, other potential benefits include reducing time spent on non-essential tasks and reducing number of personnel needed to transport patients. We intend to validate our product with healthcare employees to ensure our solution creates a marketable product that is affordable, effective, and benefits patients and caregivers alike.

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

First Reader

Dr. Lawrence Noble

Second Reader

Dr. Audrey Nguyen

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

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