Bioengineering for Girls discuss how a prosthetic hook could be altered to provide the wearer with greater accessibility.
Thank you for joining us at EXPLO at Wheaton! Here are the group photos for Emergency Medicine sections A and B, Veterinary Science, and Bioengineering for Girls, as well as the advisor groups for our week 5 EXPLO Mini students.
The inaugural class of Bioengineering for Girls students present their final projects to panelists and other members of the EXPLO community. For their final project, students designed a prototype for a prosthetic tailored to the lifestyle of one of their classmates, such as devices to aid with cooking, playing basketball, and riding a bicycle.
Students visit the Neuromodulation Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. They also study the internal mechanisms of medical training mannequins at the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation before constructing a prosthetic arm for training that represents a hand wound.
Students from the Bioengineering for Girls program work with EXPLO Pioneer students to construct a prosthetic out of straws.
Students use unstructured work time in the bioengineering makerspace to build prototypes of prosthetics that serve various functions.