The goal of this design project was to improve the current method of pill cutting for STL Hills Pharmacy. Pharmacists and other medical professionals cut hundreds of pills weekly. Their current methods can only cut one pill at a time with an error rate of 50%. Pills are often split without enough precision and need to be thrown out. Our project was designed to have a 10% maximum error rate, require 1/4 of the force, and split pills 4 times as fast.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)
Posly, Alex; Austin, Alex; Marolf, Drew; and Stubbs, Dylan, "MEMS 411: The Pill Cutter" (2021). Mechanical Engineering Design Project Class. 149.