Rice Outstenting



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Membership level
2015-2016 Team
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Team Name
Rice Outstenting
Project Title
Design Challenge
We are Team OutSTENTing, a group of interdisciplinary engineers, and we intend to redesign the pediatric stent removal process. The current method is a cystoscopy, which requires inserting a scope into the patients’ urethra in order to pull the stent out. This procedure takes 3 hours , costs upwards of $3000, and is so painful that children must be put under general anesthesia before the surgeon can begin. By redesigning the procedure, we intend to make a significant impact on the field of pediatric urology and urology as a whole.
Date Updated
Monday, February 22, 2016
Texas Children's Hospital
  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Dr. Eric Richardson
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE

Team Members

Award(s) and Recognition
Excellence in Engineering Design Award, 2016 George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition
First Place, 2016 Design of Medical Devices Conference Competition
Fourth Place, 2015 Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Competition
Rapid Prototyping Tools Used
  • Formlabs 3D printer
  • Oscilloscope
Facilities Used
  • Conference Rooms
  • Computer Lab or Computer Nook
  • Printers/ Copiers
Electronic Tools Used
  • Digital Multi-meter
Software Used
  • Matlab
This project was sponsored by Texas Children's Hospital. The design work for this project was supported by the resources of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.

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