Featured 3D Print

Featured 3D print: device for calibrating a multi-axis force transducer

Our feature print was submitted by Andrew Gabros, Research Specialist at the Translational Neuromodulation Laboratory.

The ultimate goal of this project is to develop an implantable force sensor that would be used in conjunction with a brain-computer-interface (BMI) to restore touch sensation to the hands of paralyzed patients.

The team is using the print to calibrate a multi-axis force transducer with a simple 3D printed probe attached to the tip. After they’ve successfully calibrated the transducer, they will be using it to deliver light, highly-controlled forces in a variety of directions to a wireless force sensor palm implant (currently in development). Testing the function of the implantable force sensor will be a crucial step in its development.

Learn more about the Biomedical Library’s 3D printing service which is proud to print complimentary objects and provide 3D design consultations  contributing to innovation in teaching, learning, research, and clinical care at the University of Pennsylvania.

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