Title

Don't cry, photosynthesize ; Use a Solar powered knee brace

Author(s)

Lydia BrownFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The abstract is to Build a solar-powered knee brace that has the ability to do cooling and compression that’s made especially for an mpfl distal realignment patellofemoral surgery. (realignment and stabilization of the knee cap and tibia ) . This is important because anyone who has had this type of surgery or will have to have it in the future won’t be in as much pain after the surgery process and also can help better them in the long run. It’s also important that I do this So I can graduate. This will impact anyone who buys this product who needs a specialized knee brace for this type of surgery or anyone who is going to have this surgery in the near future. My motivation for this personally is to make others who are dealing with, have dealt with or will deal with this type of surgery more comfortable with as far as the brace goes, help them by making a better brace design itself and make something that absorbs the pain/its shocking sensation also I want to have everything completed so I can graduate. The problem with this surgery is it causes a lot of pain and also gives off a shocking like sensation that hurts and is painful to the point where people grab their knee just out of reflex. With my knee brace, I hope to help with that because It relieves the stress/pain the patient feels throughout the surgery and helps with the post-surgery effects ergo the shocking sensation that they feel afterwards. My Hypothesis is that I can make a solar-powered knee brace made especially for an mpfl distal realignment, patellofemoral surgery & tto surgery that can be somewhat comfortable, non-time consuming and be 1 brace that does the functions of all the three regular braces you go through combined ( the braces are an immobiliser, j brace and compression sleeve ). My study is different because whereas other braces are made non specifically for one thing this one is made especially for an mpfl distal realignment patellofemoral tto surgery to better help the patient and his/her recovery process. As for the problems I hope to solve, I hope to, solve the stabilization problem and also help absorb the shocking feeling that occurs after this surgery. I chose these methods/ this idea/project because it is convenient, environmentally friendly and also becoming more common as years go by. The materials i used are Spandex, neoprene, velcro strips, donjoy web tech brace, sharpies, needles and thread, stencils, solar panel, sewing machine(s) and other people as models and surveyors.

Location

HSS 111

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:15 AM

Don't cry, photosynthesize ; Use a Solar powered knee brace

HSS 111

The abstract is to Build a solar-powered knee brace that has the ability to do cooling and compression that’s made especially for an mpfl distal realignment patellofemoral surgery. (realignment and stabilization of the knee cap and tibia ) . This is important because anyone who has had this type of surgery or will have to have it in the future won’t be in as much pain after the surgery process and also can help better them in the long run. It’s also important that I do this So I can graduate. This will impact anyone who buys this product who needs a specialized knee brace for this type of surgery or anyone who is going to have this surgery in the near future. My motivation for this personally is to make others who are dealing with, have dealt with or will deal with this type of surgery more comfortable with as far as the brace goes, help them by making a better brace design itself and make something that absorbs the pain/its shocking sensation also I want to have everything completed so I can graduate. The problem with this surgery is it causes a lot of pain and also gives off a shocking like sensation that hurts and is painful to the point where people grab their knee just out of reflex. With my knee brace, I hope to help with that because It relieves the stress/pain the patient feels throughout the surgery and helps with the post-surgery effects ergo the shocking sensation that they feel afterwards. My Hypothesis is that I can make a solar-powered knee brace made especially for an mpfl distal realignment, patellofemoral surgery & tto surgery that can be somewhat comfortable, non-time consuming and be 1 brace that does the functions of all the three regular braces you go through combined ( the braces are an immobiliser, j brace and compression sleeve ). My study is different because whereas other braces are made non specifically for one thing this one is made especially for an mpfl distal realignment patellofemoral tto surgery to better help the patient and his/her recovery process. As for the problems I hope to solve, I hope to, solve the stabilization problem and also help absorb the shocking feeling that occurs after this surgery. I chose these methods/ this idea/project because it is convenient, environmentally friendly and also becoming more common as years go by. The materials i used are Spandex, neoprene, velcro strips, donjoy web tech brace, sharpies, needles and thread, stencils, solar panel, sewing machine(s) and other people as models and surveyors.