Pediatric Goniometer

Improved Goniometer


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Membership level
2011-2012 Team
Team Name
Pediatric Goniometer
Project Title
Improved Goniometer
Design Challenge
Despite the frequent use of joint angle measures for orthopedic treatment (therapy, prosthetics, and surgeries), the two types of goniometers, universal and electronic, either take inconsistent measurements as a result of their 5º error and require multiple people to use, or are too costly (>$60) for widespread use. A more effective goniometer will allow for doctors, physical therapists, orthotists, and other practitioners to spend time more efficiently with patients. This low-cost (<$40) device will fit in a physician pocket, improve on the accuracy of joint-angle measurements by allowing for a maximum of 5% error in measurements, and increase the simplicity of its use to a one-hand procedure.
Hanger Orthopedics
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Dr. Matthew Wettergreen

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