I’ve never been too into New Year’s Resolutions, but I have come to acknowledge that January 1st is a good opportunity to take stock of the year behind me, and see where I can make changes that I will be happy with for the next year. 2017 was a hell of a year, especially on […]
Purgatory Chasm, 2017
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smart-phone connected fast reading thermometer. Design and testing tasks included: Evaluation and comparison of thermistor components Strain and deflection analysis of elastomer tip Perform hipot testing with electrical partner Design led to 510(k) clearance by the FDA
The Endo360° Suturing Device is a surgical instrument that uses curved suturing needles for endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures. Engineering tasks included: Work with manufacturer to identify and resolve troublesome tolerance areas. Evaluate candidate alloys for both distal tip and needle construction. Finite element analysis on drive pawl system to optimize tip geometry for device life. Participate […]
The LeafPresenter is a custom Android tablet with integrated credit card reader. Work on the Leaf project included: Concept brainstorming and prototyping of novel charging stand and tablet assemblies. Feasibility modeling for intended use and foreseeable misuse cases. Competitive product research and comparison studies.
The LENSAR Ophthalmic Laser system is an automated surgical aid to assist with cataract removal procedures. Project work included: Develop novel concealed hinge mechanism concepts. Sourcing and quoting for sheet metal and machined parts. Compile kit of manufacturing control drawings.
The Xpert XRF Analyzer provides a non-destructive test to check for the presence and composition of heavy metals in a given sample. Work on the Xpert device included: Use-case modeling and conceptual design. Line-of-sight analysis to avoid X-ray “leakage.” Component selection for hinge and gas-spring loaded door. Sheet metal part construction, working directly with industrial […]