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Design a laparoscopic banding instrument for tubal sterilization of women that is less traumatic and more dependable than the current device, which is cumbersome, rough and inaccurate.
Scale prototypes have been manufactured and tested; Final poster presentation/journal article has been given/written
Team Members From Left to Right: Tyler WItt, Gina Stuessy, Kailey Feyereisen and Anna Moeller
|Week||Reporting Period Beginning||Activities|
|1||January 25||Set Team Roles, Brainstorm Modifications to Instrument Design|
|2||February 1||Discussed Design Alternatives for new Band Loader|
|3||February 8||Began Scale Prototype Construction, Wrote Preliminary Testing Protocol|
|4||February 15||Continued Construction of Prototype|
|5||February 22||Continued Construction of Prototype, Assigned Mid-Semester Presentation Responsiblities|
|6||February 29||Continued Construction of Prototype, Drafted Mid-Semester Presentation, Testing Protocol|
|7||March 7||Completed Construction/Began Assembly of Prototype, Completed Mid-Semester Presentation|
|8||March 14||SPRING BREAK|
|9||March 21||Outlined Goals/Schedule for Remainder of Semester, Continued Prototype Assembly|
|10||March 28||Completed IDR & Outreach Outline|
|11||April 4||Completed BME Outreach Program, Awarded R&D Grant|
|12||April 11||Completed Prototype Assembly & Testing|
|13||April 18||Assigned Individual Parts for Peer Review Journal Article|
|14||April 25||Completed New Prototype, Additional Testing, Final Poster, Journal Article|
|15||May 2||IDR Meeting, Final Meeting w/ Advisor|
|Testing Protocol (Mar 6 2008, 42 kb)|
|PDS (Mar 6 2008, 22 kb)|
|Mid Semester Presentation (Mar 6 2008, 3848 kb)|
|Final Poster (May 2 2008, 252 kb)|
|Peer Review Journal Article (May 2 2008, 150 kb)|
|BME Outreach Paper (May 7 2008, 92 kb)|
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