Wearable Mechanical Device for the Wrist

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UA College of Medicine
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Carpal tunnel release surgery is commonly performed to relieve the elevated pressure inside the tunnel. The goal of the project is to design a wearable biomechanical device for the wrist. This project covers the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of a wrist compression device to apply a controllable variable pressure to the patients’ wrist. The device will be initially made by utilizing a 3D scanner to scan a hand to generate a file so that a 3D model can be generated. The device will be a two-part construction with a finger tightener, torque limited rack and pinion mechanism with a release button. Provisions will be made to conform to the wrist without compressing on bones, including necessary padding to be added to a rigid split shell.

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