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bdavis25
08-06-2010, 01:17 AM
Colleagues



Next April I will be hosting a science fair where middle and high school
students will display projects related to (i) ideas for medical devices,
(ii) novel materials, and (iii) modeling and simulation. In about 6
weeks' time we will be launching a website with resources for teachers
and students . . . and what I'm looking for are ideas for student
projects. Anyone with ideas is encouraged to send them to
ideas@abiakron.org.



Examples of suitable projects include:

1. Comparison of suture materials

2. Athletic gear for reducing injury risk (due to impact loads for
example)

3. Multifunctional surgical instruments

4. Kinematic models of joints (e.g., modeling the knee as a 4-bar
linkage)

5. Ergonomic backpacks



The event will be hosted in Akron's National Inventors' Hall of Fame
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Inventors_Hall_of_Fame ), and
so I'm looking for projects that stimulate students in the age range of
12 - 18 years.



As a footnote . . . I believe this may be my first posting to Biomch-L
since accepting a new position in Akron . . . please note my old
Cleveland email address is no longer valid!





Thanks

Brian

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Brian L. Davis, Ph.D

Vice President, Medical Device Development Center

Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron

Tel: (330) 572 7547

http://www.bioinnovationinstitute.org/centers_excellence.html