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User-Based Design Approach to Develop a Traditional Adult Male Circumcision Device

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Amir Sabet Sarvestani

Design Science Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Kathleen H. Sienko

Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 25, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020927 (Jun 12, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1092; doi: 10.1115/1.4024337 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 25, 2013

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Fig. 1

First-generation device prototype

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Revised design. Left: shell with non-deployed latex rolled at the groove. Right: shell with deployed latex.




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