My primary complete accomplishment of the Fall 2017 semester in the Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Laboratory is the addition of 3 3D printed parts to the grip strength device to improve the precision of the device. To reach the end result of these 3 parts, I 3D-modelled the parts, 3D printed the prototypes, and integrated the parts into the device for testing. Near the end of the semester I had seen this process through, and the grip strength device is now fully functional and the most accurate and precise it has been. Aside from my primary project of the grip strength device, Alex Reiter and I reconstructed AGATHA with thicker acrylic.
Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences Independent Study
Date of Submission
Kivitz, Griffin and Lake, Spencer Dr., "Redesigning a Bilateral Grip Strength Device for Assessing Forelimb Function in Rodents" (2017). Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Independent Study. 55.