College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 20:45:30


Biomedical Engineering

Honors Course

Senior Design 1 4800-491-001, Senior Design 2 4800-492-001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


Many individuals require short-term and long-term oxygen therapy. These users experience discomfort and problems with the standard nasal cannula that are compounded by issues with oxygen sources being heavy with limited supply and tubing getting tangled, kinked, or not providing enough mobility. The objective of this project was to address ergonomic issues with oxygen therapy devices to increase the ease of use for healthcare workers, patients, and families. By following the engineering design process, a prototype was developed for a nasal cannula with interchangeable prongs. The new design allows users to select a prong size that is more comfortable for them.

Research Sponsor

Dr. James Keszenheimer

First Reader

Hossein Tavana

Second Reader

Chen Ling

Honors Faculty Advisor

James Keszenheimer

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