Special Section Technical Briefs

Assistive Device for the Insertion of Subcutaneous Contraceptive Implants1

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Ibrahim Mohedas, Corey Bertch, Anthony Franklin, Adam Joyce, Jacob McCormick, Michael Shoemaker

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Amir Sabet Sarvestani

Design Science Program,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Carrie Bell, Timothy Johnson, Senait Fisseha

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Dilayehu Bekele

St. Paul's Hospital and Millennium Medical College,
Swaziland St.,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kathleen Sienko

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109;
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020943 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1136; doi: 10.1115/1.4030220 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 3

Pressure testing results for skin raising mechanism

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Fig. 2

Method by which device controls implant injection depth

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Fig. 1

Overview of device components




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