Project Type MQP Submission date 2012-04-25 Authors Samuel Gunnell, ME Sydney Lynn Higginbottom, ME Mary Clare McCorry, BE Carolynn Elisabeth Ohlson, BE URN E-project-042512-211435 Title Mechanical Stimulation Device for Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering Advisors Billiar, Kristen, BE Page, Raymond L., BE Availability unrestricted
The goal of this project was to create an accurate model for skeletal muscle in vitro, with a specific focus to enable mechanical stimulation of the tissue. The project began by creating a list of functions, objectives, and constraints based upon a client needs statement. Conceptual designs were then created and tested for feasibility in order to select components of the final design. The final design includes both a device for mechanical stimulation as well as a method for producing tissue rings that can be placed onto the device.
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