Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanics
Bachelor of Science
Date of Graduation
Medical endoscopy is a growing industry, with a trend of chronic hand pain for gastroenterologists and flexible endoscope users. In order to address the lack of ergonomics in traditional gastrointestinal (GI) flexible endoscopes, the design team collaborated with a GI professional to design a more ergonomic endoscope interface, focusing on the more problematic controls. Two prototypes, as well as a mock-up were fabricated, which underwent verification and a user evaluation to assess the design’s benefits. As the number of endoscopies each year increase, the Ergoscope, offers an alternative to the traditional angulation controls and muchneeded relief for the issues that plague physicians—especially those with smaller hands—today.
Drum, Drew; D'Egidio, John; Scarpitti, Bethany; Stack, Ceara; and Kerestman, Sara, "ErgoscopeTM – Ergonomic Endoscope" (2019). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 993.