College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
Currently available training methods for cochlear implant surgeries such as cadavers and imaging systems are expensive and available for a limited number of training sessions. With the goal of decreasing risk factors associated with cochlear implant surgery, our team developed a cochlear implant training model prototype that is designed to provide a trial-and-error, tactile training method for developing force perception levels required to avoid causing damage to the cochlea. This model is designed to utilize a disposable material that ruptures when exposed to critical force levels. A material testing device was developed and utilized to test an assortment of easily accessible, thin materials that could be used by the training model. Further testing is still required before selecting the final material for the training model. An overview of potential material selection methods is given to improve future material testing results.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Baughn, Devin; Mingle, Sidney; and Bowman, Aaron, "Cochlear Implant Training Model" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1545.