Design Competition Winner!

I won a medical device design competition in my Problem Based Learning graduate class. The challenge was to design and build a wearable device to minimize essential tremor. Essential tremor is a neurological disease that causes uncontrollable shaking of the head and hands. Anyway, after a lot of late nights of drilling and sawing, I finished my prototype last week and gave the presentation yesterday. The judges liked my design the best. I got this snazzy certificate and $150. You can see me wearing the gizmo in this picture. It uses viscous dampers to suppress the tremor. Check out my “projects page” for a better explanation and the PDF of the presentation.

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One Response to Design Competition Winner!

  1. Anthony says:

    god I wish i was smart too