PostedThursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:37 PM
Acting as if they are biomedical engineers, students design and print 3D prototypes of pressure sensors that measure the pressure of the eyes of people diagnosed with glaucoma.
After completing the tasks within the associated lesson, students conduct research on pressure gauges, apply their understanding of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and its components, iterate their designs to make improvements, and use 3D software to design and print 3D prototypes. After successful 3D printing, teams present their models to their peers.
If a 3D printer is not available, use alternate fabrication materials such as modeling clay, or end the activity once the designs are complete.