Title

The Redesign Of An Adhesive Bandage For The Palm

Author(s)

Hunter Stalker

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

It is nearly impossible to get a bandage to stick when a person gets a cut, scrape or burn on a area like the palm unless the whole hand is wrapped. The purpose of this research assignment is to create a bandage that is more successful in sticking to the palm, meaning it will stick for a longer amount of time with out falling off. If an adhesive that is more hydrophobic and has a greater strength is used in the bandage, then it will stick to the palm for a greater amount of time. The criteria the bandage needs to have is that it is safe to wear, it needs to be able to stick for 12 hours, and it needs to leave minimal residue. To test this first a baseline test is done on multiple types of bandages already in the market these are to be done on pig skin so that when the new bandage is created safety can be tested before being used on humans. The first experiment tests the strength of the bandages, or the force of the bond between a pig skin and the bandage. The test uses a pasco force sensor to measure the force required to remove the bandage from the palm. The results from the base line will be used to create a more successful bandage that will undergo the same tests. Then the bandages will move to testing on humans. The first experiment involves putting bandages on the palm and moving it in a series of four motions while timing the length of time it takes for the bandage to fall off. The second experiment times how long it takes for the bandage to fall off during the subjects normal daily activities. The bandage that sticks for the longest amount of time and leaves the least amount of residue will be deemed most successful.

Location

Owens 103

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:15 AM

The Redesign Of An Adhesive Bandage For The Palm

Owens 103

It is nearly impossible to get a bandage to stick when a person gets a cut, scrape or burn on a area like the palm unless the whole hand is wrapped. The purpose of this research assignment is to create a bandage that is more successful in sticking to the palm, meaning it will stick for a longer amount of time with out falling off. If an adhesive that is more hydrophobic and has a greater strength is used in the bandage, then it will stick to the palm for a greater amount of time. The criteria the bandage needs to have is that it is safe to wear, it needs to be able to stick for 12 hours, and it needs to leave minimal residue. To test this first a baseline test is done on multiple types of bandages already in the market these are to be done on pig skin so that when the new bandage is created safety can be tested before being used on humans. The first experiment tests the strength of the bandages, or the force of the bond between a pig skin and the bandage. The test uses a pasco force sensor to measure the force required to remove the bandage from the palm. The results from the base line will be used to create a more successful bandage that will undergo the same tests. Then the bandages will move to testing on humans. The first experiment involves putting bandages on the palm and moving it in a series of four motions while timing the length of time it takes for the bandage to fall off. The second experiment times how long it takes for the bandage to fall off during the subjects normal daily activities. The bandage that sticks for the longest amount of time and leaves the least amount of residue will be deemed most successful.